Had Stomach Virus Lost Milk Supply HELP

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JH - July 3

Friday night I came down with the worst stomach virus I've ever had. I ran a 102 most of the day on Saturday. I continued to nurse as soon as I quit vomiting sat. morning. My son must have sensed something wasn't right b/c he only asked to eat about 5 times sat. By Sunday my milk supply was very low. My DD's look like B's again. By Sun. night it seemed to take both br___ts to get him full. I need to know if I'm doing everything I can do to get my flow back. I'll try anything. I am feeding off of both br___t everytime he wants to eat. I have started pumping both br___ts after feedings. And pumping some in between. I am trying to get as much water, juice, and gatorade in me as I can. I am letting the shower water run on my br___ts and today I'm going to get some of the mother's milk tea and start it. It's not completely gone yet. Last night I pumped 1oz. after my son had a smaller feeding, but it makes me very nervous to see it this low. He had to get up to eat 3 times to eat last night when he had been getting up once. Please let me know if you have any advice to help me get back to normal.

 

Susan W - July 3

Let him nurse, now that you are feeling better, as much as you can. Even if it's every hour, that will boost your supply. Hang in there. If you really need to, get your doctor to prescribe Reglan. You could also try fenugreek (unless you are pregnant).

 

JH - July 3

Thanks Susan. When I went to buy the tea today, they were all out so I bought the fenugreek. Hopefully I'm on the way to recovery. It relieves alot of stress to know that I can get a prescrip. if needed.

 

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