I have been unwell with a sickness bug and my husband has given my son two formula feeds instead of waking me. He thought he was doing me a Favour by letting me rest. I'm now worried about breastfeeding, will this badly affect it? I've been ebf my son who is now 14 weeks old. So toady I last fed him at 1030 and then he has 2 ff before I was then able to feed him at 1830.
I'm really panicking about what has happen because I don't want to stop breastfeeding.
Don't panic!! If he's likely to want a feed soon then just feed him as normal. If it's likely to be some time until he feeds then you could express to keep your supply. Do try to feed him as much as possible whilst you're sick to pass on the antibodies. Hope you get well soon and well done dh for trying to help!
Honestly don't worry, boobs are amazing, just carry on feeding, maybe try do do skin to skin if poss, and your supply will meet his demand.
Agree re antibodies - I had a hideous D&V bug when DD was about 3 wks old, carried on BF throughout bar a couple of FFs just like you, and DD was absolutely fine. It was not the nicest time, having to pass her rugby stylee to DH while I vommed into a bucket <there is not an emoticon for this!> but we were fine in the end.
Keep your own fluids up as much as possible, rest, get DH to take her in between feeds as much as possible - it will pass soon.
Don't put so much pressure on yourself - formula isn't the end of the world!! If it helps you out, it's great. EBF isn't the most important thing in the world. If you end up mixed feeding, good for you. I put a lot of pressure on myself to EBF and ended up quitting. Wish I had mixed fed all along. I would have continued with it longer.
I had to do a training course when DD was 14 weeks. I expressed once during the day and then got stuck on a train for hours so couldn't express and DD had a bottle from my mum. Boobs felt like they were going to explode on the train but honestly, didn't affect my supply one little bit.
Hope you feel better soon. Its grim being ill when you have a baby.