Did my milk supply go down because I’m severely stressed?
Stress can decrease a mother's milk supply but it has to be significant stress. A poor night’s sleep won’t do it. Mothers who have faced major stress are less likely to start breastfeeding and more likely to stop breastfeeding early. Mothers under stress because of environmental or geo-political crises are strongly encouraged to breastfeed to protect their babies from illness and provide food security.