My daughter is 6 weeks old. Yesterday I spent the day in the ER with severe food poisoning and dehydration. My doctor made me drink a contrast solution for a CT scan, which I did not know until after the fact would mean I could not nurse my baby for 24 hours. I asked before they injected the iodine and when I found out that I would not be able to nurse for 48 hours after that, I refused to take it.
My daughter had never had a bottle and was not at all happy about taking one during this time.
The 24 hours have now passed and I am nursing exclusively again, but I am worried and just looking for reassurance. They gave me some pretty serious pain meds which knocked me out cold. I tried to wake up and pump and dump but my breasts did not respond well to the pump and I don't think I did it frequently enough anyway.
My daughter is my third and final baby. I did not do so well with nursing her older brothers. I did not know what I was doing with the first and had no support and my second son was born prematurely. I desperately want to succeed at nursing my daughter exclusively but I am worried about what this illness has done to all the work we have put into it so far.
She is frustrated with the low supply and fighting latching a bit. When she is latched she is getting mad because the let down is slow, I think because I am so nervous and upset now. I worried non stop about my slow let down with my first two kids and I think that just made it even slower. We have not been having that problem until now.
I just need any advice or encouragement that anyone here can offer. Thanks a bunch in advance.