with that said, hungry babies do need to be fed, and if she has less than six wet diapers today you might want to think about some formula in a syringe, cup or SNS, try and avoid the bottle if you can. good luck.
I hope you feel better soon. But like I said, keep nursing even if its just for comfort. Someday your milk just might come back!
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Me, DH, DS1, DS2, November 2012 , July 2013 , March 2014
Waiting on my SunshineBaby
Postpartum doula & certified breastfeeding educator, mama to an amazing girl (11/05) and a wee little boy (3/13).
Originally Posted by spughy
In my view, starving a child for YOUR principles is worse than a little bit of formula. A few days is a long time for a wee baby to go hungry.
PEOPLE HAVE PROBLEMS- NOT EVERYONE IS GOING TO DO THINGS YOUR WAY!
Did I WANT to wean my son at 6 months? HELL NO. Does the OP want to wean? NO. We all go through rough times, and it REALLY pisses me off that there are people here who will say the nastiest things just because you didn't "try hard enough" or go to extensive lengths to get donor milk or make some kind of special formula. You can be SURE that I did the best with the situation that was handed to me, and the OP is doing the same with her child. No one here has any right to judge the efforts of another mother and tell them they aren't doing good enough.
OP, I'm sure you will make the right decision and do what is best for your child.
Originally Posted by spughy
Once the fever is gone your milk should come back within a few days. I know I'm gonna get flamed for this, but if your baby is really hungry and you don't have any stored BM, I would give the baby some formula. In my view, starving a child for YOUR principles is worse than a little bit of formula. A few days is a long time for a wee baby to go hungry. Are you taking antibiotics?
Overall, things seem a little better today. I am producing some milk, just not as much as before. And I still have that hard wedge of breast on my right side that looks sort of black and blue. I'd have thought that would have gone away too...
I hope tomorrow finds your milk flowing nicely and your poor body on the mend.
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