So as many of you know I suffered a small stroke last week. I have stuggled with BFing but want to continue.
Our much wanted baby is 10wks tomorrow. While at one of Melbourne’s large trauma hospital I became engorged and struggled to communicate my needs to express milk and that I required a breast pump. I felt that although they looked after my issues on one level they didn’t seem to understand the importance of the emotional distress of being engorged and wanting my baby to BF!
Surly a major hospital, admittedly no maternity/children are treated would have some sort of "plan" for BFing mothers?- I was offered to allow my baby to sleep in the bed with me? But thought it a SIDS risk?
My fears are now that I require brain surgery in 2-3 weeks and be placed into an induced comma to treat my aneurysm that needs to be clipped after which all going well I’ll go into rehab.
What will become of my milk?
What would you do? Wean/ dry up your milk?
The Doctors and staff aren’t too interested as everyone keeps telling me that’s really not their issue as me coming out alive and able to function is.
I have watched my Mother go through the same thing but her aneurysm ruptured; I am lucky but now very scared as I know the very real possibility of it going wrong.
I’ve organised a power of attorney, to be Christened and a will....
What else should I – would you do in my situation???