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getting supply back after sudafed

Posted by on Sep. 5, 2013 at 11:23 PM
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Out of complete desperation I took sudafed for a cold this morning. It was not the 12-hour. It was the 4-6 hour one. I'm having trouble getting a letdown and I can tell my milk supply has decreased. What can I do to bring it back? I'm still feeling like crud but I haven't taken anything since this morning.

by on Sep. 5, 2013 at 11:23 PM
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Ptitchou
by on Sep. 5, 2013 at 11:28 PM
Nurse your baby. And watch diapers. That's it. Gel lots of rest. Drink lots of water.
aehanrahan
by Group Mod - Amy on Sep. 5, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Increase your water intake and nurse like crazy. How are the diapers?

hopinforanother
by on Sep. 5, 2013 at 11:36 PM

They have decreased but are still in the normal range.

Quoting aehanrahan:

Increase your water intake and nurse like crazy. How are the diapers?


SewingMamaLele
by Leanne on Sep. 5, 2013 at 11:54 PM
Just drink plenty of water and nurse. It'll bounce right back.
aehanrahan
by Group Mod - Amy on Sep. 6, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Then you're okay. Just nurse like crazy and you should bounce back in a day or so.

Quoting hopinforanother:

They have decreased but are still in the normal range.

Quoting aehanrahan:

Increase your water intake and nurse like crazy. How are the diapers?



gdiamante
by Group Mod - Gina on Sep. 6, 2013 at 9:38 AM

The cold itself may have had much more to do with it than the sudafed; it's normal to see a decrease in a cold. That said: you stop feeling letdown over time. You may have hit that point where it seems like supply has decreased buyt actually it's perfect. One sudafed this morning wouldn't have impacted you that fast.

melindabelcher
by mel on Sep. 7, 2013 at 12:38 PM
Agree.

Hows it going today mama?


Quoting gdiamante:

The cold itself may have had much more to do with it than the sudafed; it's normal to see a decrease in a cold. That said: you stop feeling letdown over time. You may have hit that point where it seems like supply has decreased buyt actually it's perfect. One sudafed this morning wouldn't have impacted you that fast.


Kathy489
by Bronze Member on Sep. 7, 2013 at 12:44 PM

 

I agree with this.

Quoting gdiamante:

The cold itself may have had much more to do with it than the sudafed; it's normal to see a decrease in a cold. That said: you stop feeling letdown over time. You may have hit that point where it seems like supply has decreased buyt actually it's perfect. One sudafed this morning wouldn't have impacted you that fast.


 

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