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Could My baby's cold harm my supply?

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BeeWi Sun 04-Nov-12 03:46:14

Hi there. If anybody could advise, I'd greatly appreciate it.

My baby is 8 months old and has her first cold. She's very snotty and is a bit off her milk- I think she's finding suckling difficult with having so much snot! we're doing BLW, so I still breastfeed on demand and, to be honest, she usually seems to feed as frequently as she did at 6 months when we first started with solids.

Over the last 48 hours she has fed less frequently and for far shorter bursts, even though I have tried using a nasal aspirator before feeds. What I would like to know is: will my supply be affected, given that she's been ebf for 8 months and do I need to be pumping to keep it up?

sparklekitty Sun 04-Nov-12 09:58:06

No advice but making my place as my 5 week old has a cold and I have the same issue.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 04-Nov-12 11:15:54

At 8 months it shouldn't affect your supply as it will be well established. sparkle I think it should be fine but speak to a BFC on one of the Bfing Helplines.

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