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Please help... baby refusing breast

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Picante Wed 04-Nov-09 19:28:31

Can't seem to get anyone on the phone from BFN or La Leche.

DD is almost 11 weeks. I had thrush about 5 weeks ago, got me and her treated and everything seemed fine.

About 2 weeks ago felt that soreness in my nipples again so started treatment with cream, now on fluconazole.

There are no signs of thrush in dd's mouth, but the last 2 weeks she has been very restless, very runny poo, seems very uncomfortable feeding. She pulls off and cries, twitches her whole body, kicks and makes noises like she's not happy. She's also got loads of saliva at the moment. She's still She's usually ok when she gets the letdown but is then restless very shortly after.

She's just been screaming and not latching on so I gave her a bottle of expressed milk and she downed the lot.

On paper this looks like a supply issue, but I know I have plenty of milk.

Obviously my concern is that she's so reluctant to feed that my supply will decrease so much and it will dry up.

Please help!


Jujubean77 Wed 04-Nov-09 19:32:42

are you on Antibiotics for it? The reason I ask is when I was for mastitis DD stopped feeding as was irritable as you describe...

Picante Wed 04-Nov-09 19:42:28

No, on fluconazole which is an anti-fungal med. I do think it's perhaps the taste of it - she seems almost repelled by me. sad

Picante Thu 05-Nov-09 07:54:20


lydiathetattooedlady Thu 05-Nov-09 09:15:08

i am going throught he same thing and am waiting for dr to call me back to get an appoinment! we too had thrush, but there is no signs in his mouth and i only have one sore nipple! he is refusing the right breast which isnt the sore one i have no idea whats going on, but he is also latching on then suddenly screaming in pain during feeds! its not easy the breast feeding lark, i hope someone can hlep you better than me!

bedlambeast Thu 05-Nov-09 10:30:25

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