Please help, I am totally heartbroken today. I went to my dentist with a sore tooth (already amalgam filled) and he took out the old filling and put in a new composite/white filling. Before he began I told him I was breastfeeding and he said it was fine to be treated. For some reason, I wasn't overly worried. When I came home I wondered if I should pump and dump for a few feeds (and looked on,one for info). Found lots of reputable articles advising not to have amalgam filling removals when breastfeeding due to mercury vapours being released and possible side affects due to mercury in breastmilk. Called my doctor, who is excellent-she did a bit of background research and advised me to stop b/f for a month or min 2 weeks. I was stunned and felt so utterly stupid. My beautiful 11 week old baby had been feeding beautifully after a very rocky start (sick pregnancy, emergency c sect, neonatal ICU and my mastitis). I have fought so hard to bf her and she is now screaming at me as I try to offer formula to her today - she is hysterical, red eyed and I am so upset for stopping suddenly. I worry she wont feed as she has never taken a bottle, I worry that it will effect the bond and that I wont be able to get her back to the breast after 2 weeks on formula/bottles. I can't stop crying, I would give anything to be able to feed her and feel robbed of this beautiful experience with my daughter and am devastated for her and me.
Anyone have any advise? Please..... I'd like to know if other moms have got babies back to bf after a break like this? Also how should I pump to keep supply? Advise greatly appreciated.