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February 1st, 2010, 12:36 PM
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I just have gotten over a stomach bug and I have noticed my supply is down a little.

I pump in the morning about 3 hours after he has nursed (I am working full time) and I can get my normal 4-5 ounces total but about 3 hours later I am lucky if I can get 2 ounces and it takes a while for the flow to start.

I know I had to drink while I was sick but it was very hard when you couldn't keep anything in. I did continue to nurse while I was sick but he was all frustrated and restless like he wasn't getting anything.

Is there anything that I can do to help my supply?

I have been eating oatmeal and drinking water, I also started to take my Fenugreek today I forgot over the weekend.

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February 1st, 2010, 12:51 PM
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I was sick all last week and half of the week before and I noticed my supply dropped too. I even made sure not to take any decongestants even though I was absolutely miserable.

Just nurse and pump as much as you can. How much Fenugreek are you taking? I kept forgetting when I was sick but now I'm back up to 9 a day and that seems to help. You can also take Blessed Thistle. Make sure you drink a lot. If you're eating oatmeal make sure it's the kind you have to cook from the canister not the little flavored packet ones.
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February 1st, 2010, 12:59 PM
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Sounds like you are doing everything you can! It will just take a while for your supply to bounce back. Can you try pumping every 2 hours at work? Or try power pumping? I've never tried it, but I think theres some info in the pumping forum or kellymom.
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February 1st, 2010, 01:44 PM
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It should come back up now that you're feeling better. Pumping or nursing more often than normal will help too.
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February 1st, 2010, 01:49 PM
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Any of the nursing teas are great. I believe it is the fennel and milk thistle in them that contribute. When my milk was taking forever to come in I drank at least three cups a day. I do feel a difference. Have you ever heard of Yogi teas. They have a nursing tea in their stock.
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February 1st, 2010, 02:07 PM
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Brewers yeast is supposed to work too...I am thinking about using it to up my supply so I can get away from the house for more than a couple of hours at a time! Good luck!
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February 1st, 2010, 03:08 PM
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OK the oatmeal is the flavored backs.

Would the original kind work?

How many Fenugreeks can you take? I usually take 3 pills a day all at once.
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