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#1 of 2 Old 04-13-2009, 10:12 AM - Thread Starter
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I've been running to the bathroom all night and all morning: cramps, vomitting, nausea, diarrhea, the works. I've had this sort of thing before so I recognize the symptoms, except that this time around, I'm ridiculously weak and shaky. I can barely stand up to take care of DD, so I'm a bit worried.

My questions are the following: is the gastro likely to affect my supply seeing as it tends to dehydrate you? Also, can I infect DD? I've been washing my hands like mad but I'm still worried for her.

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Your supply may dip, but it will go right back up again if it does. Perhaps include some Mother's Milk tea among the fluids you are hopefully drinking lots of?

Don't worry too much about your baby. Nurse lots; your milk's immune properties will protect her.

Feel better soon!

Meg, BFARing mama to two spirited daughters, born at home June 05 and April 08.
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