Antibiotic- can't' nurse- can't pump
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|Tue, 12-01-2009 - 6:11pm|
I have an interesting problem. I was diagnosed with a UTI/Kidney infection on Sunday- the dr prescribed me an antibiotic that I can't nurse on (specifically to treat another problem as well). Anyway, my 6 month old, Jeff, has been nursing well, but in the last week I've been needing to supplement with formula after nursing, just 2 oz and then 4 before bed time. So, when the dr told me that I couldn't nurse on this med, I thought that we were heading to formula anyways- so why not. And now I'm having second thoughts. I would like to continue nursing if at all possible after my meds end (Sunday).
So, I have been pumping, but my supply is no where near what he is eating. I only get about 6oz in the morning (where he had 10oz of formula yesterday). I am only able to pump 3 times a day because I can't really work it around taking care of the kids and how I feel after taking the meds. I have until Sunday and then I can start nursing again on Monday. If I can keep a small supply up- is it possible to work it back up to a full supply eventually? Is it silly of me to be thinking about nursing again after a week off? Should I just resign myself to formula?
Thanks in advance!