Talk

Advanced search

11 month old with chicken pox won't latch on

(2 Posts)
JackieBrambles Wed 05-Feb-14 09:18:05

I posted in children's health but thought I'd see if anyone can help here!

My son is almost 1. He has chicken pox (we think) or it could be hand/foot/mouth - I'm taking him to the docs today.

But since yesterday morning he won't latch on to feed at all. He normally feeds at least 3 or 4 times a day so I'm worried.

It's like it hurts him to do so and he tries but then cries and wriggles away. I wonder If he's got pox on his tongue? He's excessively dribbly too - he never normally wears a bib but I'm having to change one every half hour because they are drenched. He also won't drink formula from a Tommie tippee closer to nature bottle and he normally is happy to have a few ounces that way.

I'm so worried that this is going to be the end of feeding for us. I tried to express last night and this morning as I'm worried for my supply and getting engorged too. But hardly anything comes out!

I was thinking I could call a bf helpline.

Anyone else had something similar?

Thanks sad

JackieBrambles Wed 05-Feb-14 09:20:29

Sorry should have said he seems to be able to tolerate drinking from a sippy cup so he's had a small amount of formula that way. And he's had water in a doidy cup too - I tried to give him formula in the doidy but he wasn't keen.

He's not eating much solid food either, a couple of token bites but then just cries.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now