Topic: Supply drop?
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June 19th, 2013, 07:24 AM
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What would suddenly be causing my supply to drop significantly? I had plenty of milk for the longest and then over the last week or so I've noticed Avery sucking her hand a lot more frequently and hardly getting anything when I pump. I just tried pumping after nursing. She only nursed one side and I still only got 1/2 oz between both breasts. She still falls asleep nursing and I can still express a little after she eats so I know she's getting full, but this quick sudden drop has me concerned. I haven't been able to pump enough to make up for the freezer stash I've used, so eventually I'm going to run out of stored milk. DH is stopping to get fenugreek on his way home. I looked at the mothers milk tea but read it takes like black licorice which makes me gag as it is. If the fenugreek doesn't work I might have to try it though. I haven't started AF yet and even took a UPT that was negative just to make sure. I'm drinking 1-2 cups of coffee a day and 2 quarts of water a day. Any other suggestions?

We also started planning meals and eating better right around the same time. I am going with a 1800 Cal limit right now that I frequently go over by a couple hundred, so I'm actually eating around 2000 cal/day. Is it possible I cut myself to low and need more calories?
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