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Argh - hyperactive/hungry baby on steroids

(6 Posts)
stramash Sun 07-Aug-05 23:22:31

DD2 has just started a 2 week course of prednisolone to shrink a large strawberry mark which is affecting her vision. She's on a very big dose (25 mg) which will tail off gradually over the next two weeks. It's working already but problem is she's starving ( think steroids boost your appetite?). She's BF every hour to two hours today - has been topped up with expressed milk/formula. I've been trying to express to increase supply etc ( crap at this tho). She's also been a bit manic/hyper/irritable all day and is now chatting/giggling to herself in her cot ( normally fast asleep by now) . Does this appetite effect wear off? Anybody know?

RTKangaMummy Sun 07-Aug-05 23:33:57

DS had prednisalone fizzy pink disolvable tablets for his asthma

They made him high as a kite and hungry

but then it wears off after a while and back to normal

So prob will for your DD

mears Sun 07-Aug-05 23:38:02

Don't know the answer to how long it will last but you will boost supply quicker by just feeding her rather than expressing. Hope it settles soon.

stramash Thu 11-Aug-05 12:46:05

Just to let you know that dd2s eye is heaps better . Only 5 days of steroids to go. She's still feeding every 2 to 3 hours ( 3 to 4 at night) and still has a slightly crazed glint in her eye but the feeding seems to be improving. I've packed in the expressing for now .Thanks for the support and advice

NannyL Thu 11-Aug-05 12:54:31

glad its wearing off!

gave you dried SMA white or similar which fills baby up for longer for your 'top ups'?

RTKangaMummy Thu 11-Aug-05 12:56:55

Glad her eye is getting better

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