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Keeping supply up?

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Clairecox82 Sat 02-Apr-16 20:10:04

Sorry for long rambling message.. My DS is 20 weeks and exclusively breast fed. He is currently suffering from ear infections in both ears...him refusing to feed was the first sign, he's been suffering for 3 weeks and has been up and down that time with feeding (some days he seems better and keen to feed then others he won't feed for 6+ hours). For the past 3 days he's been particularly bad and now having antibiotic ear drops (after a week of the oral stuff not clearing it up). Anyway due to him not wanting to feed much because of the pain I've tried expressing with limited success (have an electric pump and tried hand expressing) today managing only 200mls and he's had a few short feeds... Has anyone experienced this? Will my supply build up again when he's hopefully better..? I'm keeping a close eye on wet nappys and so far we seem OK but I'm still worried he's getting enough and if there will be enough there for him when he does want to feed... I've got a stinking head cold too at mo so not sure if that could effect my supply....

Junosmum Sat 02-Apr-16 21:17:28

Your supply will readjust once he's better and feeding more fully. It may take a few days so expect some cluster feeding. I hop he gets better soon.

BertieBotts Sat 02-Apr-16 22:39:31

Don't worry, it's normal not to be able to get much out with a pump. It doesn't mean you have a low supply.

Just keep feeding as much as you can and things will be fine. Don't take any cold medications which contain decongestants (lemsip etc do). Sorry you're both feeling rotten! Calpol for him, paracetamol for you and lots of rest and fluids.

Clairecox82 Thu 07-Apr-16 09:21:03

Thank you both very much for the advice. He seems to be back to normal now (although my colds not quite so keen to go!) And feeding very frequently so either getting supply up or making up for lost time...wink

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