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Old 01-14-2011, 07:06 PM   #1
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Should I be worried about supply?

My 2 month old has RSV and has barely been nursing. I was up all night with him last night trying to get him to nurse whenever possible, but he's not getting a letdown. He's probably had 2 "good" nursing sessions in the last 2 days. My 2.5 yr old IS nursing a ton right now, though.

Oh, and to add to it all, I had mastitis last weekend. I used to wake up completely engorged every.single.morning with DS nursing 2-3 times at night. I haven't been that way in 2 days. He was nursing very frequently last night, but not for long periods of time and with a very shallow latch.

The baby is still peeing, but not as much as he was and my daughter isn't complaining of less milk. I do feel letdown with her.... My son has lost 3 oz so far and I'm sure he'll lose more. I did give him a bottle tonight with expressed milk and he ate about 3 oz.

Is it enough to have my toddler nursing to keep supply up? Will it bounce back when my son is feeling better or do I need to do something to keep it up? I never had a single issue with my daughter and she was the stereotypical bf child who wasn't sick at all until I got pregnant and my milk dried up.

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Old 01-14-2011, 10:06 PM   #2
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Re: Should I be worried about supply?

I don't think u will have to worry...just keep nursing whenever u can and pump if u have to
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Poor baby, I would try breastmilk down his nose and then suction him out and see if he will nurse some.

Keep nurseing and when baby is better you will be bale to get your supply back up in a few days, just take care of that baby, poor thing!
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Re: Should I be worried about supply?

Can you nurse them at the same time to help get a letdown for babe? I would be on top of his latch to get better milk transfer and keeping a hawks eye on the pees/poops. ALso, if he's snotty, try a nosefrida if you can. So much better than a regular booger sucker.
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Old 01-15-2011, 05:16 PM   #5
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Re: Should I be worried about supply?

Thanks, everyone!

He is nursing enough to get a letdown today, still peeing/pooping, but not nursing like he usually does. He's sounding less wheezy today, thankfully. We have a nosefrida and love it! I have been nursing them together because I think my daughter is getting something, too. She wants to nurse constantly and I've been letting her. I pumped this morning and got over 8 oz, so I'm hoping we're good to go.
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I would definitely say to just nurse, nurse, nurse as much as you can and only really be concerned if he is not producing enough wet/dirty diapers or is losing weight. Hope he gets better quickly!
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