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5 month old ds in hdu, advice please?

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discombobwotsit Tue 20-Nov-12 12:42:18

am en route to hdu at specialist hospital, ds hasn't fed since 9 last night, have expressed at 10 am today and will do again once settled at hdu

he is currently stable but don't know what's wrong, they've said i can't feed him yet till they know more, possible respiratory problems too.

he keeps making signs he wants to feed which is awful as i can't respond - what can i do to try and ensure we can carry on bf (providing he is well enough of course)? He has been ebf till now, no formula or solids.

am a total mess after blue light to a+e this morning, feel so helpless at mo - is there anything i can do / should be doing??

discombobwotsit Fri 23-Nov-12 20:43:59

thanks all, just came back to update, was allowed to feed eventually after 3 days, once we got a negative result for metabolic disorders (which was a massive relief!)

he latched on straightaway and has fed well since then, has also improved and is getting more rest because he isn't starving hungry. They've identified a problem with one of his kidneys so he is staying in for more tests + scans, but have just left hdu due to him improving so much.

the kidney problem caused a serious infection + they have said we got him to hospital just in time so it was a very close call. Hopefully he is now on the mend and we can deal with the underlying problem.

thanks Halfcups - sorry you had to go through so much, but glad it worked out for you + your dd - hopefully i can continue now until ds wants to stop smile

lisad123 Fri 23-Nov-12 21:37:51

That's great news and I'm sure your milk is helping too.
I still remember when dd2 was in hospital she was still feeding at 18months and so was the other baby across from us. Doctor walked in when we were both feeding and said how wonderful extended breast feeding was and how great it is when babies are sick.
Your doing well, keep going x

narmada Fri 23-Nov-12 22:35:29

I am so glad your DS is on the mend and that you got him to hospital on time. How frightening for you all.

I am sure the feeding will be fine. I restarted BF after 8 weeks of not feeding/ expressing a drop so I doubt you'll have any problems.

CarterGirl Fri 23-Nov-12 23:11:05

Delighted to hear that your DS is on the mend!
raises wine

Welovecouscous Fri 23-Nov-12 23:14:23

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