Okay, so, here's a question. With my first son, I had a horrible breast feeding experience. Cracked, sore and bleeding nipples for a full seven months before I gave up the ghost. I figured I'd given what I could. And watching him spit up and realizing that there was blood in it from my nipples was horrific. I was done. So, on to my second son. Not wanting a repeat, I had a LLL consultant and a CLC over to my house everyday for a week to make sure I was latching properly and such. Come to find out, my first difficulties were likely due to thrush and/or yeast. So. I had a much better experience, but after about 3 months, my milk production dropped like a stone. My boy lost weight between his 2nd and 4th months. That was scary too. Was I not eating enough? I tried herbal tea, I tried slowing down and nursing round the clock. It just seemed like he would rather sleep than eat. I switched to formula with sadness. I heard in a holistic nutrition class that malnutrition can cause a drop in milk production because the body will sacrifice quantity for quality of milk. Any thoughts for next time? I want to go at least a full year, if not longer.