I've had a nasty stomach bug for the past 3 days, but luckily am feeling about 75% better today. However, I noticed, beginning on the 2nd day of illness that my breasts were a lot softer than usual. I usually pump first thing in the morning, about 3-4 oz to keep in the fridge to mix with solids/cereal, but I also noticed that I couldn't pump quite as much that 2nd day, maybe 2 oz total. I was dehydrated, I think, for the first few days since I couldn't keep anything down. I tried to sip water and Sprite, but it was minimal. The first day I couldn't eat anything, and the day after that it was only crackers and a scant bit of chicken noodle soup. Yesterday I was able to eat some tomato cheese soup and jello with banana. I will try to get more fluids in today, as well as more substantial food. Today I was able to pump 4 oz, but still have that softness feeling in the breasts, like they're not "full."
Should I be concerned about supply? LO, who is 9 months, is not terribly interested in nursing during the day, but I will see if I can get him to add an extra nursing session or two. When I can stomach it, maybe later tonight, I will eat some oatmeal, which I usually have several mornings per week as part of my regular diet.