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Mixed fed 6 month old losing interest in bf

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noodlesoup Thu 10-Sep-09 16:08:42

I have posted before about my 'failure to thrive' ds. He was ebf and is now having 200ml a day of prescription formula. This was being split between approx 5 feeds as the formula makes him constipated but just this week he has changed to a different one which can be given as one feed with the rest mixed into food. I thought this was going to be better as I could just replace one feed.

He is almost impossible to bf now. He just doesn't suck or pulls off after a few minutes. As he is titchy I really need him to feed. I don't think the formula is doing any good so I am going to talk to the pead about stopping it but will it be possible to re-establish bf now?

noodlesoup Thu 10-Sep-09 22:29:30

Shameless bump before bed.

thisisyesterday Thu 10-Sep-09 22:33:21

hmm it might just be an age thing. they do get to a point where everything is far more interesting than feeding.
i suppose the worry in this case is that he is not feeding so well, but making up for it with formula and thus your supply might suffer?

i would ring one of the breastfeeding helplines if i were you and get some advice rom them, or if you have a local baby cafe or la leche group or something go along to one

it shouldn't be a problem to re-establish breastfeeding

noodlesoup Fri 11-Sep-09 22:08:01

Thanks. He has been a bit better today so I feel happier about it.

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