Today, 09:33 AM
Aside from treating the dehydration and nausea, did anyone suggest why you might be feeling this way? Do they think you have a stomach virus, or do they think this is related to the birth or post partum issues or what??? Are you on any pain meds that might be causing you to feel this way?
Feeling this way a week post partum is not normal. If it is a virus, then it is a temporary illness, it will get better, and there is not much you can do except try to stay hydrated. But if there is something more going on you may need more treatment.
Anyway, here is my experience for what it is worth. I have had three babies, all born via C-sections. Due to the meds given to me during surgery, I would spend the whole day after baby was born throwing up constantly. Once home, due to the surgery, moving was painful, I was stiff, etc, for weeks. Due to the pain meds, I was somewhat out of it as well. Basically ALL I could possibly do was sit on the couch or lay in bed and nurse the baby.
This idea you should be 'playing' with your 5 day old infant, I am not sure where this is coming from. If a mom has the strength to hold her baby, as long as baby is fed & changed somehow, that is all a newborn baby needs. To be held and loved. If mom did NOT have that strength, then someone else can hold baby, and baby would be fine. If mom can also nurse baby, she is absolutely doing everything that any baby needs at this age.
That is all a newborn needs or expects. To be held and loved, fed...