Little and Often

Discussion in 'Breastfeeding' started by Maffie, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. Maffie

    Maffie Guest

    So we went to the emergency doctor last night as Noah was poorly, bad cough, sneezing, vomiting. Turns out he has a chest infection (not impressed as my own doctor a few days earlier said it was nothing to worry about) Anyway this emergency doctor said the coughing may be making him sick so feed him little and often. He asked how man y bottles he has so I explained I BF to which I got a funny look and then he said when I give him bottles feed him smaller amounts. So again I tell him I BF :dohh:

    So what do I do I dont think he'll be happy being took off the boob before he's finished. :shrug: He hasn't been sick again since last night. Would you feed more often or stick to what baby wants?
     
  2. kerrie24

    kerrie24 me,him and 3 lo's

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    Well that doctor doesnt sound like much help at all!When my littlun had an upset tummy or was sick,the doctor told me to continue feeding as usual.I dont think you need to take him off before hes done,if he feeds often when he is poorly it will probably be more for comfort and he shouldnt overfil himself.
     
  3. diz

    diz Well-Known Member

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    also if you take him off the breast early he might not get enough hindemilk... then you might get colic issues.

    i would feed as normal x
     
  4. Maffie

    Maffie Guest

    I had to go see my doc today as he was due is jabs (too poorly for them though :cry:) anyway he couldn't believe the other doc went on about giving bottles and said just feed as normal to try to minimize any weight loss while he's poorly.
     
  5. becstar

    becstar Sleep is for the weak

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    What a tool! Glad your doc was more helpful.
     

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