I have never posted on these boards although I come to them often for advice. My situation is below. I am really hoping someone can help. I am quite worried about mys on right now and am at a loss.
I am having severe supply problems compounded by a baby that is refusing the bottle (breastmilk or formula) and is on some sort of solids strike with his food
I have been nursing my son for 10 months. All has been great until this past weekend when I got some sort of wicked stomach virus. It was horrible. I will spare you the details but I lost 6 pounds in 3 days and became severely dehydrated. I woke up on Monday to practically no milk.
I was still feeling awful on Monday but on Tuesday when I could choke down some stuff I started doing all I could (pushing water, eating what I could, pumping, fenugreek, milk tea, nursing every 2 hours). My son was certainly still hungry. Fussing at the breast, biting me. I have offered bottle, sippys, cups, medicine droppers and all are met with much anger. He hasn't been willing to take a bottle for the past 5 months. I am shocked that he still isn't though because everyone said...let him get hungry enough.....
I have spoken with the LC at my doctors office and she said to give it till today before we do anything else. Well, here we are and I woke up pretty empty again. On top of it, I weigh my son periodically (we have a scale from the beginning days of breastfeeding) and I had weighed him last week after his morning feed and he was 21 - 10 1/2 and this morning he was 21 - 2.
So, I am freaking out! Do you have any advice? I am calling the doctor today to bring him in for a wellness check and I'm doing another power pumping during his morning nap but I am at a loss. I will be devastated to wean him over this but at the same time I don't even know how to do that because I can't get him to eat anything even though he clearly isn't getting enough.