I'm just after some emotional support really, and hoping there might be someone who's been through what I'm going through!
My 4mth old son started refusing the breast about a week ago after getting more and more fussy over a few weeks. (He's been EBF since birth with no previous issues). He also lost weight - about 100g between 11 wks and 16 wks (which was picked up at the 4mth check-up).
I've seen a lactation consultant, and she advised it's because he has a poor suck and hasn't been effectively feeding, meaning my supply has dropped massively - to the point where he was only taking in 40ml per feed (poor thing!)
I've started supplementing with formula and expressing like crazy to build up my supply. He absolutely refuses to take the breast, but the LC is hopeful he will get back to it if I can build up my supply enough.
It's absolutely exhausting - bottle feeding, expressing every 2 hours (I have to do it 10 times per day). All that preparing and washing of bottles and pumping pumping pumping is so tiring. I have a great electric pump which is helping, but I'm just not sure how long I can keep going before I give up. At the moment I can get around 270ml per day. I'd really love to get back to breastfeeding if we can.
I'm also taking fenugreek supplements, lactation tea, lactation cookies, drinking heaps of water, and started domperidone today. The works!!
Has anyone been through a similar situation and managed to get their baby back to the breast?