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8 week old rejecting breastfeeding. Help!!

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RPosieB Mon 17-Jun-13 20:30:04

My 8 week old son is rejecting me! Have been breastfeeding him but over the last few days I've been really ill and unable to do it. I tried to express as much as I could, but to be honest it's been hard to even blink without throwing up.
I haven't really been able to eat much, and I'm probably pretty dehydrated, and I don't seem to be producing much, but what's worse is that he won't take to the boob any more. He cries and cries because he's hungry so I'm forced to give yet another bottle and I know that this is just making the problem worse.
Has anyone got any advice as to how to get the milk flowing again, and to get Small back where he belongs?!

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 17-Jun-13 20:43:29

Not eating much is unlikely to affect your milk but you need to drink for your own healthsmile

If you want to continue bfing you need some RL help now. Please ring one of the Bfing Helpline numbers tonight, things can always seem worse late at night when its dark.

In the meantime feed Lo as often as you can, some skin to skin might encourage nursing. If you have offered both sides and Lo is still in satisfied, its a good idea to offer the first side again. Your breasts never run out and the more he feeds, the more he stimulates your milk.

If you do feel like you still want to offer formula, I'd try ditching the bottles and trying an alternative.

ladypop Mon 17-Jun-13 20:55:06

No real advice sorry, but try posting this in breast/ bottle feeding section for more potential help x

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 17-Jun-13 21:01:40

Yes, agree with lady, please ask MNHQ to move this to the breast & bottle section smile

RPosieB Tue 18-Jun-13 10:06:29

Done. Thanks - didn't realise there was a breast/bottle feeding section......x

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 18-Jun-13 12:20:21

Have you managed to call one of the helplines yet Posie? How are you both getting on now? smile

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