Decreased output checklist

[This is a follow-up to my previous post: 6 possible reasons for decreased output]

Every time I have a sudden decrease in supply, whether it’s in one breast or both, I find myself overcome with the same anxiety-ridden thought “OH MY GOD, WHAT’S GOING ON! WHY IS THIS HAPPENING??” I also immediately forget everything I know about why there might be a sudden drop in supply. For this reason I have decided to create the following checklist. I did it for sanity’s sake.

(Open in Word for easy printing)

I’d say about 95% of the time I have a decrease, it has to do with something on the checklist. And, if you take a close look, you’ll see that there is something you can do about more than half of what’s on there.

So, the next time you find yourself wondering what the heck is going on… don’t freak out (not yet anyway). Take a look at this checklist. If you’re lucky, it might help you figure out what’s going on, and what you can do to fix it.

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5 thoughts on “Decreased output checklist

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  2. Im exclusively pumping for 7 months now. The past 3 days im down with cough colds & fever. Now i have Lbm. Im worried coz i suddenly have low milk supply. U can only pump 1-2oz both boobs. Normally i can pump 5oz both. Does it have to do with my sickness or lbm?

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  4. Thanks for this info as well as your other posts! I occasionally have days when I’m mystified or paranoid when a pumping session doesn’t go well. And I’ve often found that the answer is one of the suggestions above. It’s nice to find your web-site as a validation to my suspicions. Your checklist is a great idea!

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