I talked to the dr a week and a half ago when DS had his weird mouth rash about my supply issues. The calcium and magnesium supplement that I'm on is made as one pill by a local pharmacy (some sort of new machine they got a couple years ago that combines pills or something like that), so the NP and I went over the amounts my dr had me taking. She said it probably wasn't enough to combat this particular problem if this in fact is the problem. So, she called the pharmacy and had both amounts upped, but I'm afraid it was an attempt that was wasted. I finally got AF and that usually helps alleviate some of the problem and then it's just a matter of increasing my supply back up to what it should be. There's nothing, I am completely dried up. I've been having her latch on (like every hour and a half) and I've been pumping like crazy, nothing, not a drop. I guess I put it off too long. I was even going to keep taking the supplement and pump in Mexico cause I got a little excited about being able to fix the problem. I'm not over the top upset, but I did let myself get a little hopeful so I'm a little sad now.
It's okay though, it's something that I will definitely keep in mind if I ever do become pregnant again. I also found out that my BFF who dried up around 5 months pp had thought her supply was getting all wonky around her cycle times and had no idea that this was even a possibility so it's one of those things I'm going to put in the information storage in my brain for future reference for others.
Erin, I was talking to my LC and she said she hadn't even thought to ask what amount I was taking, and I only thought to ask her because I got it from that link you gave me. So, thank you for looking up all that stuff for me. I knew about it being a problem, but until then I hadn't thought about it being more specific to the amount your taking.
She's already turned into a completely different child. She is my HAPPY baby once again. I don't know how long this supply issue has been going on, but I'm going to guess since she was about 4 months old cause that is when she just turned into a very unpredictable baby (and her weight started becoming an issue). She was happy for a while, then unconsolable for a time. Now, she's happy....all the time. She's even started doing some of the things, like sitting up and playing, that she hadn't been doing or showing interest in.