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I started taking the mini-pill after 8 weeks and at first it didn't seem to affect my supply or anything or so I thought. But that's probably because I would forget to take it all the time (I blame sleep deprivation ), for days at a time I wouldn't take it. When I finally started taking it daily like I was supposed to, within 4-5 days I noticed Meg would get very fussy everyday after 4pm or so - it never failed - and she'd want to nurse every hour or less most of the day. I stopped taking it and she stopped getting that way. I tried taking it again a month later but the same thing happened so I'm not taking it anymore.
I did some research and it's believed (though not much research to support it yet) that the mini-pill (and other hormonal BC) can decrease the protein and lactose content in your milk.
like Gray_baby said, when i took the mini pill (starting arond 8 weeks PP) my LO did the same thing, after a certain time of day he would get fussy and want to nurse constantly after that. I haven't ever really done well on hormonal BC, most have caused weight gain and migrane headaches, which the mini pill caused horrible migranes for me, so i quit taking it after two months and my LO is back to normal. after reading this i think it's best for me to not take the hormonal BC and wont take it PP while BFing again.
Elizabeth, mommy to Judge and Zavier, and crossing fingers for an Ellen Paige this December!