my child is sick and refused breast milk need helplz!

Asma - posted on 04/15/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )




my girl turned 10 mon on 6th april 2011 and she wine from the breast when she turned 9mon.My breast was not making milk and i stopped feeding her during nite time.when she turneed 8 mon because she wasn't sleeping through the nite I switch her the bottle during at nite and that is when refused the breast.After three days when i tried a gain to breast feed her, she completly refuse to even suck on my breast. after that for a week my breast stopped producing milk and i tried the pump and onlyget less than an oz in the bottle.My concerned now is my child coughing and getting cold more often and i wanted to pump the milk again but there is nothing.Is it too late to increase my supplies? please any sugggestion would help!


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Angela - posted on 05/24/2011




You would need to start pumping every 2 to 3 hours around the clock. I would also start using something herbal from to increase your milk supply. It will take time. You will want to work with a lactation consultant.

Rebecca - posted on 04/17/2011




Like other moms said see your Dr. and if she still refuses then that is her choice, and it is okay. She must feel very secure with you and doesn't breastfeed for comfort. Some babies love their new independence when taking a bottle. I sure wish my twins did, they are 22 months and chase me down for a feeding it is making me crazy! Also as our little ones get older and are around other kids more they get sick more and that too is okay it helps build immunity ( just wait till she is in school!) and face it us adults are not immune to everything so our milk can't provide them with antibodies against a new virus that you haven't had before or been vaccinated against. although breast is best ... formula is not poison. Try not to be too hard on yourself.

Melissa - posted on 04/16/2011




ask your doctor for a perscription there is one to help milk production, i forget the name of it, but there is one, there is also vitamins called fenugreek and blessed thistle that can help milk production too, but not as well as the perscription that your doctor can give your but keep pumping until you get to the doctor!

Lise - posted on 04/15/2011




It's not too late, but will be hard. Pump or try to nurse every 2 hours during the day.

Check out the kellymom site ( she has advice for relactating.

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