Baby won't drink my milk on my period

Hi, I have a 4-month-old baby. It's my second period since childbirth, and he is usually very attached to exclusively breastfeeding and also loves to comfort nurse. Since the second day of my period, he is refusing my breast and only drinking 2-3 mins at a time. Any suggestions on foods that can help improve the taste?

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Mar 11, 2019
lactogenic foods and massage
by: Tracy

Hi, it is probably just a dip in supply, because the lower your supply is, the saltier the milk tastes. It will go back to normal again after your period.
You could take the calcium and magnesium mentioned on the page 'Taking a daily dose of calcium (1000 - 1500mg) and magnesium (400 - 750mg) especially during the week before and during your period will minimize the drop in milk production' to prevent a dip in supply during your period or you could eat some almonds and banana as a snack. Almonds contain loads of calcium and magnesium and bananas contain magnesium too.
Also, try out breast massage, it has been found to increase supply and reduce the amount of sodium found in breast milk.

Other lactogenic foods you might like to try during that time of the month is oats, barley, moringa, seaweed, and fresh fennel.
Hope this helps

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