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Has anyone had to stop breastfeeding without warning? Any tips?

I have to have test done and won't be able to breast feed for 48 hours. I can't postpone having the test. It's going to be done first thing in the am.

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Asked by annie-s at 3:13 PM on Mar. 16, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • How old is your baby? Has he/she ever used a bottle before? You may have some issues with him/her not taking to a bottle very well... and as for fomula feeding for a day or two... most babies won't mind "too much".... Formula is a whole different flavor/smell and texture than breastmilk.
    As far as YOU are concerned, Get a pump, and just pump & dump for the next 2-3 days until Doc's tell you ok to continue. As long as you keep pumping & dumping, your supply should remain relatively consistant. Drink lots of fluids if doctor says ok, but definately do not let yourself become engorged/too full. That can lead to plugged ducts which is PAINFUL, and often times leads to infections that must be cleared up with antibiotics...some of which are not too good to share with your little one..... Sorry you have to have tests done, but first things first,,, Listen to your doc, pump & dump, then get back to giving your baby the best!

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:21 PM on Mar. 16, 2009

  • Giving your baby formula for that little while isn't going to do any irrepairable damage. Depending on age and if you ebf, there might be some digestion issues. If colic becomes as issue, try some mylocon (Im not sure if i spelled that right?). I would say pump lots! Anytime you baby gets a bottle, pump for as long as she normally eats.

    Good luck with the tests

    Answer by Crystal1124 at 4:27 PM on Mar. 16, 2009

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