Low supply and a baby who doesn't want to eat

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Low supply and a baby who doesn't want to eat

Postby Laurina » Sat May 19, 2012 8:36 am

I just got my first PPAF yesterday. LO is 6.5 months old. Starting 2 days ago, she started refusing solids which isn't so concerning to me. But she's not interested in breastfeeding either. And when she does nurse, it's not for very long. She will nurse for about 10 minutes on one boob (normally we do both) and then sits up and is eager to get down. She doesn't seem to be starving but my supply is already down and I'm worried that this infrequent feeding thing she is doing is going to make me dry up for good :(

What should I do? Just keep offering? I'm not sure if it's because of AF or if it's a phase. She's not interested in any formula either.

As for my supply... I have my Mother's Milk Tea but is there anything else I could do about keeping it up?
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Postby fodla » Sat May 19, 2012 2:53 pm

DO NOT supplement with formula, that can screw up your supply more. Keep offering the breast and try to pump a couple of times a day to keep your supply up. Is she teething? That can sometimes make babies avoid food for a few days.
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Postby Laurina » Sun May 20, 2012 4:54 am

There must be some teething going on. Today she is gumming and drooling a lot. She's still refusing to eat solids but is now back to nursing like she used to and for a longer time!

Thanks :)
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Postby fodla » Sun May 20, 2012 5:58 am

Yay, glad to hear it!
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