sick baby and BFing

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Registered: 10-28-2009
sick baby and BFing
Sun, 04-17-2011 - 10:15pm

this weekend baby has been sick 103 degree fever and a stuffy nose. shes not nursing well at all sometimes shes not even taking a bottle well. shes also stuck to me like glue miserable and wanting held all the time. im nervous with her not nursing well

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Registered: 04-29-2008
Mon, 04-18-2011 - 11:43am
When my baby had a stuffy nose, I sort of sat her up to nurse her. That way the mucus could sort of drain while she nursed. She sat on my lap, but sat up...sort of uncomfortable for me, but it helped her out. I would keep offering it to her as often as you can, even if it's just a few sucks here and there. Hang in there!


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Registered: 08-27-2008
Wed, 04-20-2011 - 2:48pm

My daughter had a horrible time with colds this season (she's had 13 colds, 1 case of broncholitis and 1 case of pink eye) and I found that her appetite was low during the cold but when she picked up afterwards so did my milk supply.

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Registered: 10-28-2005
Thu, 04-21-2011 - 8:22am

How's she doing? I hear that breastmilk is good for all sorts of things like stuffy noses and pink eye, just putting a little in her nose or eyes might help too.

I hope she's feeling better!