Okay, I've been posting a lot the last couple days about supply worries... but now I think I do have a worry.
I've been sick, etc, etc.... took tylenol/advil for fever. My pumping output while LO is at daycare has gone down more and more. Normally, I can pump about 5 oz when I haven't fed for 2.5 -3 hrs. That went to 4 oz a couple days ago, and that was fine... I'm sick, tired, etc.... I was okay with it...
Now, I was just able to pump 2 oz after 2.5 hrs...!!!! everything else being the same. What happened?
One thing that just struck me is that on Monday, my fever hadn't broke for 3 days at 104 so the doctor put me under 1.5 litres of IV fluids. I felt GREAT after and my fever broke.... but could that have killed my supply.. b/c since that day, all my pumping sessions have been dwindling. I even noticed my LO frustrated at the breast last night.
So here I am ... eating oatmeal and trying to google if the IV fluids is what is tanking my supply.
I am going to drink more water, sleep much earlier tonight and just nurse like crazy. This Memorial long weekend, I'll try a "nursing vacation" for one day... I read that somewhere before.
Any other suggestions or experience with IV fluids?
(Gosh, I did ask the doctor and the nurse if the IV fluids were okay since I was breastfeeding, they said it was... I was too weak to debate!)
Thanks for listening!