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Illness and bfing...

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WallaceWindsock Sun 16-Jun-13 02:12:45

Hi I have a 12wo DS who had taken to bfing really well despite having slight TT. I have come down with a horrid virus and haven't even been keeping fluids down today. DS has fed as normal today but took longer to settle tonight and is now awake feeding where normally he'd sleep through from 9pm to 7am.

I am worried that my milk supply is dwindling as obv I'm quite dehydrated. I've just had a cup of lucozade which tasted amazing so think my body is desperately trying to rehydrate ,e and ge blood sugar up a bit but I won't e surprised if it doesn't stay down. What can I do? Will drinking help with milk even if t appears to come back up? Do I need to gave formula n standby or do I just feed more frequently? And also will this affect my supply after I've recovered?

Oh and if DS gets it cani still feed him?

Thanks smile

mumof4sons Sun 16-Jun-13 03:06:23

Carry on feeding baby as normal as you can. You just need to try to keep yourself hydrated. Best advice on drinking for you is little and often. Try not to guzzle to help with keeping it down. Baby should be fine. Any worries then contact your doctor or health visitor.

WallaceWindsock Sun 16-Jun-13 07:33:44

Thank you, I managed to keep water and lucozade down over night so think I'm over the worst now. Fingers crossed.

mrsmartin1984 Sun 16-Jun-13 16:32:42

Your son is likely to get ill being around you. Your breast milk will have all the antibodies that you have to fight the infection. So if he does get ill it will make him better quicker.

Try and get as much rest as possible and drink plenty. If you can get some help looking after the baby do so

glorious Sun 16-Jun-13 16:44:02

You poor thing, that happened to me and it was horrendous. As others have said you just keep feeding if you can as your body prioritises making milk and your baby will feed more often to stimulate supply if needed. My baby didn't catch it smile The advice I was given was to seek help if I had sunken eyes, dry mouth and reduced urine or if the baby wasn't weeing normally. I'm no expert though so don't rely on that if you're worried. But sounds like you're through the worst.

habhann Sun 16-Jun-13 23:08:24

Can you get rehydration sachets such as dioralyte from pharmacy, these would replace electrolytes quickly..

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