Re: Nursing through the stomach flu
Yes, it's the absolute best thing you can do for your baby. Breastmilk is full of antibodies that will fight the illness in your baby, and it's nutritious, and being at the breast can be very soothing for a baby who has an upset tum. If you do call the doctor's office, there's a chance that you may be told to switch your baby to Pedialyte for the duration of her illness. If you get this advice, don't follow it! If your baby is willing to nurse, breastmilk is much better for her than Pedialyte- it's more nutritious, and it is considered a clear liquid. Being denied the breast can also be very upsetting to a baby who is already not feeling well.
Breastfeeding can definitely be hard on a mom who isn't feeling well. Do try to take best of care of yourself, and make sure you keep drinking because it's easy to become dehydrated.
I hope you and your family all feel better soon!!!
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