Happy Mothers Breastfed Babies
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: 24 stomach bug - need encouragement!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    1,363

    Default 24 stomach bug - need encouragement!

    So, I just need some encouragement because I get so nervous when my supply dips. I am home from work today resting from a yucky 24 hour stomach bug. I can tell that my supply has dipped a little bit because I didn't eat/drink anything for about 12 hours. I had a normal dinner, got sick during the night, and have been eating small simple things since lunch. I can tell my supply is down...Anyway, I have to back to work tomorrow - so I hope it will pick up again so that I can pump. I don't want to take fenugreek because it affects digestion - so I'm sipping some Mother's Milk Tea. If you've been through this, send your encouragement my way! Thanks.

    I'm Erica

    Mommy to "C" - currently 3 and half years old
    - nursed for one year

    and mommy to "M" - currently 2 years old
    - nursed for 23 months

    Wife to my handsome DH for 5 and a half years!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    430

    Default Re: 24 stomach bug - need encouragement!

    Haven't been sick yet while BFing but it sounds awful!
    Hope you feel better soon
    First time mom to Kalyna born December 14th 2008

    Born: 7lbs 7oz
    Month 1: 8lbs
    Week 5: 8lbs 6oz
    Week 7: 9lbs 5oz
    Week 9: 10lbs 2.6oz
    Week 17: 14lbs 7oz

    Nursing a 3.5 year old!
    Love , and

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    CO
    Posts
    186

    Default Re: 24 stomach bug - need encouragement!

    Been there done that 3 times since my 4 month old was born! I always would freak out too because my supply is pretty rocky. But I found that the less I worried about it the better. Last time I was sick I was in bed for 3 days and my supply really dropped but I kept nursing and pumping as much as I could and I got it right back up within a couple of days! Just really try to get fluids in you that will help a lot! Good luck and get feeling better soon!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    32

    Default Re: 24 stomach bug - need encouragement!

    Last month I had the stomuch flu and mastitis at the same time! I wasn't able to eat anything! All I did was drink water and sleep. DH would pass ds to me whenever ds was hungry. Just keep drinking. Your body will be able to make milk from fat stores you gained while pregnant.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    1,363

    Default Re: 24 stomach bug - need encouragement!

    Thanks! I feel better already! Mastitis and the flu! Yuck - that sounds awful. I did drink as much as I could today - and things are looking up. Thanks, ladies

    I'm Erica

    Mommy to "C" - currently 3 and half years old
    - nursed for one year

    and mommy to "M" - currently 2 years old
    - nursed for 23 months

    Wife to my handsome DH for 5 and a half years!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •