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BF baby with bug, do I go to work?

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Namechange98454 Sun 15-Oct-17 21:28:39

Name changed as identifying.

9mo had vomiting bug since Fri, only keeping breast milk down.

Was weaned off the breast during the day but has been feeding little and often. Solids make him puke.

Aibu not to go to work and stay at home to feed him?

Passmethecrisps Sun 15-Oct-17 21:30:00

Absolutely reasonable. I would take a day off to look after my poorly child however child was being fed.

Pastaagain78 Sun 15-Oct-17 21:31:19

No you WNBU to stay off work to feed your baby who is ill.

chitofftheshovel Sun 15-Oct-17 21:31:26

I would definitely take the day off to look after a poorly baby. If work don't like it it's tough.

Twopeapods Sun 15-Oct-17 21:31:38

No of course YANBU. Where does he usually go when you are working? If it's a nursery or childminder they won't be able to take him anyway.
If that's all he is keeping down as well it's for the best.

ninnynono Sun 15-Oct-17 21:31:42

Of course you are not being unreasonable. What would you do with him anyway? You can't take him to childcare if he's vomiting. Hope he feels better soon !

littledinaco Sun 15-Oct-17 21:32:00

Yes. Stay off and feed him. One of the big benefits of b/f is when they get sick like this, you don't have to worry about them dehydrating, etc. Just feed as much as he needs.

Jellybean85 Sun 15-Oct-17 21:32:39

I think the only way you could go to work is if it’s our partner who normally stays home and you could express? Other than that options are a bit limited. How are your work? Will they understand?

Namechange98454 Sun 15-Oct-17 21:32:54

Normally goes to his granny.

Huge teacher guilt occurring!

Moanyoldcow Sun 15-Oct-17 21:33:57

Completely reasonable. My work would encourage it.

Hope your baby gets better soon.

kaytee87 Sun 15-Oct-17 21:34:20

I'd stay off if I were you even if he wasn't bf.

Alexkate2468 Sun 15-Oct-17 21:36:09

Teacher guilt is awful. Your child matters just as much as the 30 in your class. Take the day and don't give it a second thought.

Passmethecrisps Sun 15-Oct-17 21:36:16

Get used to it and get tough about it.

I felt dreadful when I went back to work (teaching as well) and then had several days off to look after a very poorly dd. But that's how it goes and decent workplaces get it.

I hope your wee one feels better soon.

Ankleswingers Sun 15-Oct-17 21:37:59

Take the day off .

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