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Breastfeeding constantly after virus, refusing solids - normal or not?

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squigglywig Mon 08-Sep-08 09:00:38

DD had very, very mild stomach virus (was sick once, runny nappies for a few days). Viral rash on Friday - gone now. No longer so tired or pale.

She's still breastfeeding like a newborn though and really doesn't want her solids - normally she eats like a 3yr old! Is this just because she is very wise and knows that breastmilk is full of bug-fighting stuff or do I need to help her get back on to solids quick-sharp?

squigglywig Mon 08-Sep-08 09:01:01

Oops - should have said she's nearly 8 months.

VictorianSqualor Mon 08-Sep-08 09:02:24

I'd say it's quite normal tbh.
I remember when DS1 was really ill just after his 1st birthday and stopped eating but I'd stopped BFing a month beforehand, Gosh how I wished I hadn't stopped!

squigglywig Mon 08-Sep-08 09:06:25

Thanks VS! Time to fetch the cake healthy snacks and head for the sofa then. Can't say I mind at all, a snuggle day sounds right up my street and now I can do it without feeling guilty grin

foxytocin Mon 08-Sep-08 10:19:12

Normal. normal. normal.

she will eat when she is ready for it. in the meantime all that feeding will build your milk supply back to that of a mum who is ex. bf. so she won't be missing out on anything really. her appetite ought to come back over a day or 2 so you won't suffer engorgement probs.

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