Being Ill

So I woke up yesterday feeling unusually tired. My boobs also felt full and painful. Thinking it was because of engorgement, I went to pump after delivering my morning feed. Unfortunately the pain persisted even after the pump, and I started to get the chills.

Soon, I realised that I was running a temperature and my boobs began to feel even more painful. I immediately called an SOS to my mum, asking her to come over to care for Bubbles so that I could see a doctor.

Thank God for mums - mine cancelled her facial appointment to rush over. She arrived seeing me shivering under a duvet.

The doctor's diagnosis proved my suspicions right. I have been given a 5-day dose of antibiotics. My immediate concern was whether I could continue breastfeeding, and my doctor assured me that I could.

Still, I am now pumping 4 hours after I take an antibiotic pill and throwing that batch of milk away. (I have been told that after 4 hours, stuff in the stomach gets into the rest of the body's system) So less of it gets into her. I am not sure how much that would help, and it is painful seeing the milk go down the drain, but for her I have been doing it.

9 comments:

yuling said...

The noble things mommies do... Really hope you get better soon! It must have been really painful! :( Take care lots, dear!

Cindy said...

Oh dear! I hope you get lots of rest!! Is bubbles taking well to the bottle while you pump and throw?

Think of pumping and throwing as keeping your supply up! :) The more you pump the more you get to throw! :D

moo said...

You're doing so well. =)

Jacinta said...

Take care of yourself!! God bless. :)

celcilia_tjioe said...

Oh my! Take good care of yorself and get well soon!

imp said...

get better soon you. being ill and worried about Bubbles must be so hard on you.

BeanBean said...

Hope you feel better soon. It's tough being ill when you have to take care of a baby!

corsage said...

Thanks all :) Am better now although milk supply has suddenly dropped :(

Poiema said...

Hope you have fully recovered. Don't worry; supply will go up again with regular nursing. I'm back and finally nursing after finishing them ghastly meds.