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    Default Being sick and keeping milk supply

    Hi ladies

    I BF my 11 month old DD and yesterday I was so sick, could not keep anything down, not even water so spent the day in bed. I feed DD (which is now 3 times per day) and DH had her the rest of the time.

    This morning I'm much better but both breasts felt pretty empty. I've just dropped from 5 feeds to 3 feeds so have been expressing for comfort and my breasts always feel full.

    After her morning feed, I gave DD a bottle of forumla (which she has never had before), as she still seemed hungry and she had 50ml.

    HAs this happened to anyone else, I desperate to keep BFing, and would love some tips for anyone. Should I start making the lactation cookies or is it a bit too early to panic.

    I've just had some breakfast and also some hydralite, which I also couldn't keep down yesterday.

    Thanks!!!!

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    Just keep feeding. Your body will build its supply up in a few days.

    Don't forget to eat and drink properly.

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    Keep feeding to stimulate your supply, a batch of cookies won't hurt Add some rolled oats to your diet for a few days too and keep well hydrated, should be back to normal in no time. I wouldn't worry about introducing formula at this age, I'd just offer a bit of extra water after solids

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    Thanks for your advice. Unfortunately I am sitting in the ER after being admitted for dehydration. Day 3 of vomiting today so I went to GP and she sent me to hospital.

    I'll have to wait to see what this means for my supply.


 

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