Please help me.

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Postby Efficient_Edna » 26 Mar 2012, 18:07

I have flu and a temp of 39+. My milk hasn't let down since 10am this morning. L has only had probably a few teaspoons of bm in that time. I have tried all the usual tricks, drinking fluids, warm bath, massage, hand express, electric pump, skin to skin, varying positions. I am not engorged. L is ok because we are giving her solids and yoghurt etc.

I am offering every 30-60 mins.
L will not nurse unless she gets a pretty quick letdown. It's an ongoing problem for us.

Trying to trust my body but running out of faith. Any ideas, please?
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Postby Noir » 26 Mar 2012, 18:24

No bright ideas I'm afraid, apart from maybe oats? I hope you resolve it soon though, and feel better- being ill with children is awful.
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Postby PicNic » 26 Mar 2012, 18:25

I'm so sorry. I have no words of advice but I am sending hugs, strength and healing vibes. ((((()))))
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Postby ches » 26 Mar 2012, 18:29

Breast compressions when she latches on or pump. Are you taking something to reduce your fever? Hope you are better soon.
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Postby MummaQ » 26 Mar 2012, 18:32

I think I've read brown rice and fennel can increase supply....
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Postby blackberrycrimble » 26 Mar 2012, 18:39


No advice, sorry, just hugs and get well wishes.
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Postby Efficient_Edna » 26 Mar 2012, 18:57

Thank you all, I managed to get hold of my LLL leaders mobile no and she said don't panic and give it time. She also said breast compressions Ches. While I was waiting for her text we got a let down on one side at least. Big relief.

Now A just fell asleep in her dinner and has a temp of 39.5. At what point do you contact doctors with a 2 year old with a fever??
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Postby Nix » 26 Mar 2012, 18:59


I would contact gp if the temp wasn't controlled by calpol. Poor you. Wish I could do something to help x
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Postby issi » 26 Mar 2012, 19:43

Ugh, sounds awful. I really hope you feel better soon and that calpol helps the little one.
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Postby madcatmummy » 26 Mar 2012, 19:57

I've heard temp over 39.5 is when they start to act, so I'd contact the docs if it doesn't come down with calpol

Glad the let down is sometimes working. It's a nightmare when bfing isn't going quite to plan!

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Postby Morlyte » 26 Mar 2012, 21:03

I always ring the GP/Out of hours for anything over 39 that wont be brought down by meds. A nurse once told me that medicines should bring it down by half a degree within an hour so if you dont see any change in that time, call. I have to say though, that they never do anything about it until its way high, unless there are either no other symptoms or other particular symtoms.

Oh also she also said, if you are taking the temp under arm, you can add 1 degree on for the inner ear temp.
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Postby AB&M » 26 Mar 2012, 21:15

((())) all round hope you are all better soon
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