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Could one day of being sick dropped my supply?

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I had a bout of the 24hr stomach bug and couldn't really eat or drink much that day. I still nursed all day, but I feel like my pump out put wasn't the same when I returned to work. Could that one day of being slightly dehydrated affect my supply?? And if so, what can I do to turn it around quick??
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by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 6:07 AM
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lizhalee
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 5:48 PM
I was pumping 50 ounces a day for six months. I didn't regulate, I just naturally produced a lot of milk. My sister was the same.


Quoting shortyali:

I agree with what Tabi said. When you said dropped by 30ozs my eyes bugged out.



Quoting lizhalee:

I was sick for a week and my supply hasn't been the same since. It dropped by 30 oz a day. I haven't been able to get it up since.

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shortyali
by Alicia on Oct. 8, 2012 at 6:02 PM
No wonder you never regulated, you were pumping to maintain an oversupply.

Quoting lizhalee:

I was pumping 50 ounces a day for six months. I didn't regulate, I just naturally produced a lot of milk. My sister was the same.




Quoting shortyali:

I agree with what Tabi said. When you said dropped by 30ozs my eyes bugged out.





Quoting lizhalee:

I was sick for a week and my supply hasn't been the same since. It dropped by 30 oz a day. I haven't been able to get it up since.

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lizhalee
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Why are you so offended by how much milk I produced? Does it really even matter? You're so dead set on trying to prove me wrong. Just accept that some women naturally produce a lot of milk and some women don't. It's not a bad thing, it's a part of life.


Quoting shortyali:

No wonder you never regulated, you were pumping to maintain an oversupply.



Quoting lizhalee:

I was pumping 50 ounces a day for six months. I didn't regulate, I just naturally produced a lot of milk. My sister was the same.






Quoting shortyali:

I agree with what Tabi said. When you said dropped by 30ozs my eyes bugged out.







Quoting lizhalee:

I was sick for a week and my supply hasn't been the same since. It dropped by 30 oz a day. I haven't been able to get it up since.


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shortyali
by Alicia on Oct. 9, 2012 at 6:08 AM
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I am not offended by any means and wow defensive much, lol. Just putting the info out there so if a ftm who is trying to bf reads this doesn't think this happens all the time. I was the same way with my DD and I did it on purpose because of a TT issue no one beloved me about until she was 9 months.

Quoting lizhalee:

Why are you so offended by how much milk I produced? Does it really even matter? You're so dead set on trying to prove me wrong. Just accept that some women naturally produce a lot of milk and some women don't. It's not a bad thing, it's a part of life.




Quoting shortyali:

No wonder you never regulated, you were pumping to maintain an oversupply.





Quoting lizhalee:

I was pumping 50 ounces a day for six months. I didn't regulate, I just naturally produced a lot of milk. My sister was the same.








Quoting shortyali:

I agree with what Tabi said. When you said dropped by 30ozs my eyes bugged out.









Quoting lizhalee:

I was sick for a week and my supply hasn't been the same since. It dropped by 30 oz a day. I haven't been able to get it up since.


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NicLof2
by Bronze Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 6:12 AM
Eating mints can decrease your supply?


Quoting kblpooh:

This. Also avoid eating mints, that can decrease supply.




Quoting mama02040608:

It can take a hit. Nurse frequently, pump a little more often and increase your fluids.


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lizhalee
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 6:04 PM
Well I sure do wish I could get it back up. My body just isn't having it. It'd probably be easier if she were nursing but oh well.


Quoting shortyali:

I am not offended by any means and wow defensive much, lol. Just putting the info out there so if a ftm who is trying to bf reads this doesn't think this happens all the time. I was the same way with my DD and I did it on purpose because of a TT issue no one beloved me about until she was 9 months.



Quoting lizhalee:

Why are you so offended by how much milk I produced? Does it really even matter? You're so dead set on trying to prove me wrong. Just accept that some women naturally produce a lot of milk and some women don't. It's not a bad thing, it's a part of life.






Quoting shortyali:

No wonder you never regulated, you were pumping to maintain an oversupply.







Quoting lizhalee:

I was pumping 50 ounces a day for six months. I didn't regulate, I just naturally produced a lot of milk. My sister was the same.










Quoting shortyali:

I agree with what Tabi said. When you said dropped by 30ozs my eyes bugged out.











Quoting lizhalee:

I was sick for a week and my supply hasn't been the same since. It dropped by 30 oz a day. I haven't been able to get it up since.



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lizhalee
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 6:21 PM
Well I sure do wish I could get it back up. My body just isn't having it. It'd probably be easier if she were nursing but oh well.


Quoting shortyali:

I am not offended by any means and wow defensive much, lol. Just putting the info out there so if a ftm who is trying to bf reads this doesn't think this happens all the time. I was the same way with my DD and I did it on purpose because of a TT issue no one beloved me about until she was 9 months.



Quoting lizhalee:

Why are you so offended by how much milk I produced? Does it really even matter? You're so dead set on trying to prove me wrong. Just accept that some women naturally produce a lot of milk and some women don't. It's not a bad thing, it's a part of life.






Quoting shortyali:

No wonder you never regulated, you were pumping to maintain an oversupply.







Quoting lizhalee:

I was pumping 50 ounces a day for six months. I didn't regulate, I just naturally produced a lot of milk. My sister was the same.










Quoting shortyali:

I agree with what Tabi said. When you said dropped by 30ozs my eyes bugged out.











Quoting lizhalee:

I was sick for a week and my supply hasn't been the same since. It dropped by 30 oz a day. I haven't been able to get it up since.



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kblpooh
by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Yes. I don't know the specifics or any links to send you to look at. I have seen people on here talk about it as well as my lactation consultant told me that and sage can decrease supply.

Quoting NicLof2:

Eating mints can decrease your supply?



Quoting kblpooh:

This. Also avoid eating mints, that can decrease supply.





Quoting mama02040608:

It can take a hit. Nurse frequently, pump a little more often and increase your fluids.






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NicLof2
by Bronze Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 12:36 AM
What kind Of mints?


Quoting kblpooh:

Yes. I don't know the specifics or any links to send you to look at. I have seen people on here talk about it as well as my lactation consultant told me that and sage can decrease supply.


Quoting NicLof2:

Eating mints can decrease your supply?




Quoting kblpooh:

This. Also avoid eating mints, that can decrease supply.






Quoting mama02040608:

It can take a hit. Nurse frequently, pump a little more often and increase your fluids.










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kblpooh
by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 6:44 AM
I am not sure. I have avoided all kind of mint to avoid any problem. Sorry I am not more helpful.


Quoting NicLof2:

What kind Of mints?




Quoting kblpooh:

Yes. I don't know the specifics or any links to send you to look at. I have seen people on here talk about it as well as my lactation consultant told me that and sage can decrease supply.



Quoting NicLof2:

Eating mints can decrease your supply?





Quoting kblpooh:

This. Also avoid eating mints, that can decrease supply.







Quoting mama02040608:

It can take a hit. Nurse frequently, pump a little more often and increase your fluids.














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