Helene - posted on 05/23/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
our little boy was premature but has taken to breastfeeding brilliantly. Our only issue is that he has meds to take each day. For months he would take a bottle with up to 60ml expressed milk mixed with meds but has always grumbled about it. A few weeks ago this became an absolute refusal. He gets so worked up even seeing the bottle he ends up crying so hard he gets trapped wind which makes a bad situation worse. We've tried different teats, but ended up after no success just using a small plastic cup to pour small sips into his mouth. Now he won't even take that and we have to administer milk/med mix with small syringe into side of his mouth. He still becomes upset at this. It's not that the meds taste bad to him, as he's been on these since coming home and he is the same with plain expressed milk. Not only is this proving difficult with meds, but it also means I can't get a break or leave him with Gran babysitting a couple of hours as my boobs have to be constantly available. I'll have to return to work in a couple of months too and have no idea what to do. Can any of you supermums advise? Many thanks.