At 11weeks my boy had an unexplained (ie not due to immunisations) high temperature of about 38.8 deg celcius...the doctor said it was a viral infection, and Nathan then had diarrohea that night which lasted for about 2 days. I since discovered that a lot of kids/babies that were also present at a coffee group thing I attended on the Wednesday also had the same bug. (Nathan only had the temp on Sunday, and it seemed the babes that were sick started to show illness between Fri and Sunday).
Anyway, the thing is, I was told that it is very unusual for a fully breastfed baby to get a viral infection at that age. As it is, my boy has been very slow to gain weight (about 80-120g a week) so this was not encouraging for me. Yesterday it was suggested to me that the fact that he got the bug at such a young age shows that there isn't enough nutrients in my milk. (He's now 3 months old.) Needless to say, I feel very disappointed, and discouraged, that perhaps by persisting in giving him breastmilk, I am not giving him quite the best, because despite being told breast is best, my boy is not gaining much weight and it seemed does not have good immunity.
I just want to know if LLL members/leaders think it is possible for a mother to produce milk that seems so lacking in nutrients? I eat a lot of good foods (and a lot of it) - fish, meat, avocadoes, almonds and cashews, oats, rice, bread, sunflower seeds etc - and on top of the 3 full meals I have, I also have a complan drink each day. My baby is settled mostly, sometimes fusses a bit when winding, but otherwise a happy baby developing normally. He is still feeding about 7-8 times in a 24 hr period.