Hello Mamas & happy holidays.
It's been a rough week for us: strep for me and an ear infection for the 20 month old. I've gone 15 years without antibiotics. She made it 20 months. But these illnesses were just too big to go untreated.
The timing, though, is horrible. I must, starting on the 2nd, leave her overnight for the first time ever. I can't cancel the trip & I can't take her with me (conference, giving paper, meeting with book editor).
I wasn't worried about her 2 nights with grandma (I'll be back on the 3rd night but after bedtime) or my supply until we started taking antibiotics. Is my supply more compromised by the separation now that I'm on antibiotics?
She still nurses frequently, more so now that she's sick, but I don't know how much she takes in as she's quite good and happy with solids. Nursing is a comfort, calm down, connect with mama thing. Neither of us would want that to end. (I should also add that she is on the mend. I wouldn't leave if she was too sick and miserable so please no guilt )
Should I find a cheap pump to take with me. Am worried that hand expression won't be enough.
Thanks & happy New Year to all!