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Guys I need help. So Nana has been screaming his head off.Yesterday I ate from outside and had a really bad tummy ache. I kept feeding him my milk as usual, but I think he is reacting to my milk.Is that possible?
COMMENT 1: Do you have Infacol?
COMMENT 2: Yeah I gave him Infacol and it’s better, but should I keep feeding him my breast milk?
COMMENT 3: Was gonna say. Yeah it probably has transferred so maybe you need to get rid of a few pumps?
COMMENT 4: I’d say dump for the rest of the day. Try breast-feeding him again tomorrow. By then, hopefully it would be better.
COMMENT 5: Pump the first two before he feeds. And please while breastfeeding avoid eating from outside cos their tummy is very sensitive.
COMMENT 6: If you have any stored from prior to yesterday you could give him those and pump and dump till those run out.
COMMENT 7: Put him on your knees face down and keep rubbing his back. That also helps.
COMMENT 8: Also, I learnt that pumping and dumping is a myth. Since the milk is generated as u need it, I don’t think the bacteria from your tummy ache gets into the milk. If anything you’re helping him fight future infections.
COMMENT 9: The idea behind the pumping is so that your supply doesn’t decrease but it really is ok to give the baby a break (a short one) when you have gastro issues. At least this was our recommendation to moms where I worked.
COMMENT 10: Personal opinion is…no, even if you are not sure if it’s a milk reaction (because that is rare) … but baby’s comfort first right? If the baby is crying so much he won’t feed anyway.
COMMENT 11: I totally agree! I had severe food poisoning whilst exclusively breastfeeding (she hated formula and bottles) and I didn’t pump and dump. Baby was uncomfortable for a bit but we got through it.
COMMENT 12: My baby was super colicky after 1 month and would cry non-stop for an hour from 5pm to 6 daily. We finally figured a combo of colic calm and gas drops at 4pm helped. We also did a belly massage.