Which ever one I have I feel so so incredibly sick. I can't keep anything in. Feel like im going to puke all the time! Im breastfeeding to, when can you tell if you are getting dehydrayed? I think I will send DH to the chemist to get me those icy poles. I can't seem to get warm either!
This is torture
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05-12-2014 09:21 #1Senior Member
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05-12-2014 10:07 #2
I had gastro when breastfeeding - horrible!!! All you want to do is curl up in a ball but then you have to feed.
I would definitely get your DH to grab some hydrolyte stuff - I found sipping the liquid better for me - I could only handle small amounts at a time.
If you still can't keep anything down or in, I would see if you can get to a GP.
I hope you start to feel better soon.
05-12-2014 10:09 #3
Urgh you poor thing! If you haven't been able to keep anything down for more than 48 hours I would be going to the gp to get some anti-emetics (maxalon, zofran) because you need to be hydrated to keep producing lots of milk. Hopefully you are on the mend ASAP.
05-12-2014 10:15 #4
Oh hon, I have had gastro two times when breastfeeding and it is cruel!
If you're breastfeeding, it is safe to assume that you will be dehydrated, so please try and get lots of water into you, even if all you can manage is little sips.
Hydrolite, Gastrolyte, any of those are good if you have any, as they will replace any of the electrolytes and help you feel a bit better.
If it is actual gastro, be careful about taking anything to 'stop' it by way of medication because you want to expel all those nasties/germs form your system, so best not to take anything if you can, but stay as hydrated as you possibly can as you don't want to get dehydrated and have your milk production affected etc.
Feel better soon and hope it's short lived for you!
05-12-2014 11:46 #5
I would be up at the ED getting IV fluids and Maxalon and you will feel like a new woman. Cause you are breastfeeding it will take you longer to recover as you have fluid going out. My regional hospital always hook up mums for fluid as we keep the house and baby running and need ourselves better as quick as possible.
05-12-2014 11:50 #6
My supply dropped when I had gastro while breastfeeding. Hope you feel better soon!
05-12-2014 12:31 #7Senior Member
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Thanks ladies, I've managed to keep two hydralyte icy poles down and in. I feel like death. Hubby stayed home to help look after the two kids. Gahhh I absolutely hate fewling like this. I'm scared to eat and drink
05-12-2014 13:16 #8
Activated charcoal is handy to have for food poising/gastro. If ever I get an upset tummy from eating out I take some charcoal and it works instantly.
Hope you feel better soon. I had food
poisoning while breastfeeding and I ended up giving DD to mum overnight and I expressed to relieve the pressure and keep supply up.
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