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Help! Foul cold and breastfeeding

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NotQuiteCockney Mon 14-Mar-05 22:12:46

I now have my second really nasty cold this month. Fever, chills, sweats, horrible nose, the whole thing. For most of today I was too out of it to even read, which never happens.

DS2 is 5.5 months, exclusively breastfed, and fairly chunky. I was planning to make it to the weekend after next before giving solids, but I'm starting to run out of steam. I know a week and a half won't really make a difference, but I also suspect the work of doing solids will just make my life harder.

How do I keep going? I feel really ill, yet constantly starving (from fever and feeding, I guess). I'm living on cheesy popcorn and ice cream. I'm scrounging up help with DS1, for the school run and so on, and have even phoned an emergency nanny agency.

And how can I make sure that I get properly better this time, so I'm not going through this all over again in a few weeks!

HUNKERMUNKER Mon 14-Mar-05 22:15:45

Make sure you're taking a good vitamin supplement, drinking fresh fruit juice and eating something healthy each day.

If you can get help with DS1 it will make it easier for you. And I don't think that solids will make your life easier...unless you wean the way I did and give him bits of steamed veg and offer him a banana to chew.

Hope you feel better soon - hugs!

milward Mon 14-Mar-05 22:32:32

Rest to get better from your cold. Hard with kids but try to limit to the bare essentials what you have to do. BF will give your immunity to little one so hopefully your ds wont get the cold or at least the full strength cold you have. I'd wait to start solids until I was up to it - you should be feeling much better in a few days in anycase. If your cold drags on you could think about seeing your doc in case they could help you get rid of it. Hope you feel well soon

HUNKERMUNKER Mon 14-Mar-05 22:33:56

Also, if your DS is about to get the cold, he won't be interested in food anyway. Better to wait till you are both definitely up to it!

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