Gastroenteritis and milk supply - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 04-13-2009, 10:12 AM - Thread Starter
 
Halfasianmomma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Montreal
Posts: 3,732
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.

TIA
Halfasianmomma is offline  
#2 of 2 Old 04-13-2009, 04:58 PM
 
indeospero's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 621
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
indeospero is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off