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  1. Chidimma says:

    Just introduced my baby to formula after end for 6 months, now my period is delayed, is this normal. I’ve been seeing my period throughout except a month that it skipped

    • Danielle says:

      Hi Chidimma,
      Thank you for visiting our sleep little village! I’m sorry to hear you’re having trouble. Unfortunately, we are not medical professionals, so we can only recommend that you check in with your doctor about any health concerns you may be having. Best of luck to you!

  2. Chidimma says:

    I’ve just introduced my bby to formula after doing ebf for 6 months, now my period is late, does this weaning period affect one’s cycle

    • Danielle says:

      Hi Chidimma,
      Thank you for visiting our sleep little village! I’m sorry to hear you’re having trouble. Unfortunately, we are not medical professionals, so we can only recommend that you check in with your doctor about any health concerns you may be having. Best of luck to you!

  3. Stephanie Weichert says:

    Hi! Thank you for writing this article. Would you mind sharing where you found research on the link between hormones and breastfeeding? I’m wondering if the link is possibly to a drop in progesterone and not necessarily just menses.

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says:

      Hi @Stephanie – Thank you for your comment! I’m sorry, but I don’t have that readily available, but I will forward this to our editorial team, so they can add the source of research to the article and let you know. Thanks again for visiting our sleepy little village, and contact us anytime at https://www.babysleepsite.com/contact

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says:

      Hi @Stephanie – Thanks again for writing! We have updated the article and cited the sources. Hope it helps! : )

  4. Niki says:

    @Debbye – Thanks a lot for you comments and advice! I’m already taking special teas with fennel to increase babies supply, also my diet is rich on carbs and proteins, although to be honest i’m being a bit careful lately as i have gained a lot of weight after baby delivery. i try to be at around 1800-2000 calories intake per day by taking care to have the variety of food from vegs to meats and carbs. But anyway. The good news is that the milk is back. I followed the advice in this website and took supplements of calcium with magnesium ( the vitamin I’m taking has the following Ca 500, Mg 250 and D3), and it looked it is working. Once again thanks a lot for the valuable information you are sharing, it is very useful and makes me feel part of normal people! 🙂

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says:

      HI @ Niki- Thank you for taking the time to write back! we are so happy to hear that your milk supply is recovered! And so great to hear that our information has been helpful! Keep visiting! We love to have you here! : )

  5. Niki says:

    thanks for the article! i’m experiencing e tough drop down in milk supply as i’m close to my period. my baby is 6.5 month old, and this is my 3rd period, i’m getting really worried, which does not help a lot in this case! i have started solids on my baby, also continuing breastfeesing, but todat was a nightmare as there was just 30ml of milk :(((….hope that everything will go back to normality as soon as my period is over!

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says:

      Hi @Niki – Thanks for writing, and hang in there! I too hope that everything returns quickly too! If you are not already, try more frequent feeds at this time, and talk with your doctor about plants, foods, and/or medicines that can help boost supply too. Per one of our Consultants, who is also a Lactation Specialist, some of the most commonly used over the counter things are: high quality fennel oil rubbed on the breast tissue after a feeding (keep off of the areola to avoid feeding too much to the baby), Fenugreek, Mother’s Milk Tea (follow the directions for brewing carefully), Moderate carbohydrate intake (low carb diets can decrease milk supply), and fiber supplements or a high-fiber diet. Please do speak to your healthcare provider before trying any of these or other things to increase milk supply, so you are sure that what you are wishing to try is a good fit for you, and good luck!

  6. Megan says:

    Would it be common in this situation for baby to eat well while dreamfeeding and morning feedings, but get worse throughout the day? She almost acts in pain right before bedtime.

    • Danielle says:

      Hi Megan,
      Thank you for using The Baby Sleep Site as a resource! I’m sorry you’re having some trouble with feedings. We don’t usually see the behavior you’re describing when a nursing momma has her period, but very overtired babies can have more trouble nursing as the day wears on, and can sometimes seem to be in pain. If you’re noticing that your daughter isn’t napping well, or is waking excessively at night, that may be what’s going on. We have some sample schedules by age you can check out here, to see what average sleep looks like: https://www.babysleepsite.com/baby-sleep-feeding-schedules/
      If you have a younger baby, you may also want to consider checking in with a doctor about the possibility of reflux, which can be worse in the evening and cause significant discomfort: https://www.babysleepsite.com/sleep-training/baby-spitup-acid-reflux-and-sleep/
      I hope this helps, but please let us know if you have any other questions!

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