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How long is too long not to nurse?

Posted by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 11:07 AM
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Baby is teething and throwing up mucus every few hours (just small amounts from drooling and crying) and he has only web nursing once every 6-10 hours. I offer every hour to try and get something in him but he just cries when the milk starts coming out! He'll take the paci. I Fred to trick him into eating by switching my nipple out for the pacu when he was 90% asleep and after 4 or 5 swallows he went crazy and started crying until I gave the paci back. He is still wetting diapers just not nearly as much. What do I do if he still doesnt eat and how long is too long?
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LondonsMomma84
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 11:19 AM
I'm sorry for all the typos and misspellings...I'm mobile and sleep deprived.
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mama02040608
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 12:33 PM
I would just keep offering. Every hour if necessary. And keep an eagle eye on dipes. He might be getting enough at letdown to get him through, but he needs to nurse more often than that for him AND your supply.
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LondonsMomma84
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 12:45 PM

Yes, my supply has ALREADY gone way down... In fact, I should pump right now.

tabi_cat1023
by Group Admin -Tabitha on Jun. 4, 2011 at 1:15 PM

Make sure to get his throat checked...he may be teething but the mucous, drooling and vomitting on top of not nursing sounds like STREP!!

courtneyrogers
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 1:20 PM

My son is nursing allot and I know that I have milk. Because my breast size has changed. My supply was low because of my thyroid problem that I have. But I am getting it under control. anyway, my son is not peeing allot but he is pooping everyday. Am i giving him enough. Pls help me. 

catholicmamamia
by on Jun. 5, 2011 at 1:26 AM

Anything more than an occasional delayed/missed feed is too long, IMO.

catholicmamamia
by on Jun. 5, 2011 at 1:27 AM

Keep offering and express/pump for any missed feeds. 

 

catholicmamamia
by on Jun. 5, 2011 at 1:27 AM

Hope he feels better soon! 

LondonsMomma84
by on Jun. 5, 2011 at 11:53 AM
It was a 24 hour thing. Back to normal now! :)
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catholicmamamia
by on Jun. 6, 2011 at 2:51 AM

That's good! 

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