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Please don’t let this be it.

by Erin Clotfelter on 03/23/2011

Just when I thought we were in the clear.  Just when I thought maybe, just maybe we had made some headway in the supply department…she shows up.

Yep.  I got my period.  Sorry if that’s too much information but in the grand scheme of things, it’s really the last thing I wanted to see.

We seem to be back at square one with supply issues.  Constant nursing, Judah not being satisfied, more nursing…lather, rinse, repeat.  I know I should be pumping but to be honest?  I was ready to be done pumping.  Pumping just to get my supply up seems silly when I’ve got a baby who’s nursing 10+ times a day and not being satisfied.  If there was something there, he’d be doing a better job of getting it out than any pump ever could.

So I’ve started taking Reglan and Fenugreek and we’ve pretty much dropped the idea of him sleeping in his crib at night because I’d rather him nurse all night than sleep through it at this point.

It’s all so very frustrating.

I know I met our short-term goal of 6 months.  I know that.  I want to be OK with that if that is indeed all there is.  I guess we’re closer to 8 months now, but I was ready to get to 12 months.  Especially since everything has been going so swimmingly.

I know this doesn’t automatically mean the end.  I know that.  But, historically, for me?  Is HAS been the end.  All of these things, supply, return of the period, have meant the end.

I’m hoping I come out the other side of thsi with a rise in supply and I live to breastfeed another month, and another and another and another….then we can talk about this whole “weaning” issue.

Beacuse I am not ready today.

ETA: It is now August 4th, my son turns 1 today and we are still nursing. Only in the wee hours of the morning, but still going strong.

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