Help!

(5 Posts)
feeona123 Mon 02-Jun-14 07:37:05

I've been up in the night with sickness and runs!

Hubby gave our 9 week old a bottle instead of me feeding her cos I felt so sick!

Will it be okay for her to feed off me while I'm feeling like this?

Not sure if it's something I ate or a bug sad

5madthings Mon 02-Jun-14 07:38:45

It will be fine for you to feed just make sure you drink plenty and stay hydrated and rest as much as baby will let you!

Tambajam Mon 02-Jun-14 07:41:16

Better for her if you do continue feeding as she'll receive antibodies and further protection against that specific bug. If she becomes infected, she'll have a less severe attack.

Try and stay hydrated. Your pee should stay pale straw-coloured.

Lots of hand washing.

Hope you feel better soon.

feeona123 Mon 02-Jun-14 07:42:03

Thanks x

Hubby is off work this week so once she's fed he can have her all day! Don't think I'll even make it up today!

Hate being ill sad

beatingwings Mon 02-Jun-14 07:52:38

Tambajam summed things up well. Your baby is being exposed to your bugs anyway, but your body is producing antibodies and will be in your breastmilk in high levels to protect your baby.

These antibodies may help your baby from becoming sick or if she does not suffer so much.
You will help your baby if you continue to breastfeed.

Hope you are feeling better soon. X

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