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Q:

My son is 3 and half month old...and my periods start today.. I want to know does periods decrease the milk supply????



Kshma Lal

I don't think so ... didn't notice anything of the sort with my older kid ... exclusively breastfed him for 6 months and at nights till he was almost 2 years old

Neha Agarwal

periods is a sign of fertility. has no connection to supply of milk. enjoy breastfeeding! are u seeing decreasing milk levels ?

Ritika Kaushik

hi neha....yes m feeling there is a drop in my milk supply...my baby behave cranky and looked unsatisfied

Neha Agarwal

Didn't u ask this question earlier too and an expert answered ?

Harneet (clanpedia)

mine also started aftr 3 mts.. but nothing changed. just keep ur liquid intake level proper

Ritika Kaushik

nup...I never asked this period Q before...but from last 2 3 week m feeling there is decrease in my milk supply...

BabyChakra Expert

Hi Ritika,

We are re-posting the answer given by our Expert Seema Kazirangani earlier to the same question on decreased milk supply. Hope this helps. Request you to go through answers given to your various questions in the past which will already answer some of your questions. :)

Seems Birth & Beyond (Expert)
2016-06-03 12:37:37

Hi Ritika, its great that you have been successfully Breastfeeding your baby since 3 months. Sometimes baby's who have been nursing well previously suddenly stop nursing for a day or two, maybe longer. It's your babys way to communicate with you that something is not right: - baby is unable to latch properly - your babys neck is hurting, try changing positions - your baby has a cold - he has an infection in his mouth called Thrush or an ear infection - Your baby is teething - there is a big change in your routine (like going back to work) - if you are giving some top feed, your milk supply will reduce - some foods you eat may flavour your milk and may be offending to your baby. - If your periods are starting , that could cause some changes in your milk and may cause pain in your breasts. But it will pass. The area around your nipples are sensitive, pressing can cause pain. The key to Breastfeeding is to eat a well balanced and a nutritious diet and most importantly stay calm. Breastfeeding needs a lot of patience. Do consult your gynaecologist if pain continues in your breast.

BabyChakra Expert

Hi Ritika,

We are re-posting the answer given by our Expert Seema Kazirangani earlier to the same question on decreased milk supply. Hope this helps. Request you to go through answers given to your various questions in the past which will already answer some of your questions. :)

Seems Birth & Beyond (Expert)
2016-06-03 12:37:37

Hi Ritika, its great that you have been successfully Breastfeeding your baby since 3 months. Sometimes baby's who have been nursing well previously suddenly stop nursing for a day or two, maybe longer. It's your babys way to communicate with you that something is not right: - baby is unable to latch properly - your babys neck is hurting, try changing positions - your baby has a cold - he has an infection in his mouth called Thrush or an ear infection - Your baby is teething - there is a big change in your routine (like going back to work) - if you are giving some top feed, your milk supply will reduce - some foods you eat may flavour your milk and may be offending to your baby. - If your periods are starting , that could cause some changes in your milk and may cause pain in your breasts. But it will pass. The area around your nipples are sensitive, pressing can cause pain. The key to Breastfeeding is to eat a well balanced and a nutritious diet and most importantly stay calm. Breastfeeding needs a lot of patience. Do consult your gynaecologist if pain continues in your breast.

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