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Tuesday, February 07, 2006


I have a sinus infection.
And a throat infection.
Oh, and bronchitis!
And the nausea...oooooh, the nausea.
I have a prescription for antibiotics. Can you believe the doctor told me I should wean? Because it's taking too much out of me? He seemed shocked that I was still breastfeedding at 8 months. I took great pleasure in telling him that my first didn't wean until 18 months.
Anyway, I've lost 10 pounds and look like turd.
Everyone else is better!
Poor Jim will have to take a couple more days off work; the doc says I have to stay in bed to get better and frankly, I want to get better.
Ghost Story Tuesday is still on, but first, I must feed my baby. WITH MY BOOBS. Take that, Doctor "no, there's no such thing as taking supplements to increase milk supply!"
Then I will nap.
Then, I will write!


At 1:23 PM, Blogger mama_tulip said...

Good grief. You're just a walking ball of sickness, aren't you? Man. I hope it starts to get better. Soon.

At 1:52 PM, Blogger Odd Mix said...

Been there, done that - well, not the breastfeeding part. Hope you feel better soon.

More unsolicited feel better advice. Put 3 cups of dry rice in a clean sock. Tie it off to make an oblong beanbag. Put it in the microwave for 60-90 seconds. It will be nice and warm and will stay that way for quite a while. Lie down and put it on your face where it hurts (across the eyes for me). Feels "Oh. So. Good"

At 2:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you know that you can take domperidone to increase your milk supply if it does decrease. I took it for 6 months and it really seemed to work.

At 2:33 PM, Anonymous Jo said...

A clueless male doctor telling you it's time to give up breastfeeding. What a surprise, they have NO idea....

Go to bed. And STAY in bed!

Hopefully the turdishness will wear off once you can face eating something!!


At 3:21 PM, Blogger Jennboree said...

At least you are a skinny turd.

Doctor's SOOOOO irritate me with the breastfeeding and illness thing. It is amazing the number of doctors who disregard breastfeeding or are not educated enough about it to give anything other than personal opinion. Grrr.

I hope you begin to feel much better soon; otherwise, what's the point of losing 10 lbs? :)

At 3:38 PM, Blogger Eve said...

That doctor is the one who sounds like a turd- ignore his assvice.

I hope those antibiotics kill off that ugly infection and get you feeling good again.

By the way... I think I found that 10 lbs you lost.. but I can't give it back.

At 6:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

so glad i dont boob feed...i dont think i could do it especially when so physically ill
i still do plan on TRYING to pump with this lil baby tho..but definately goin with bottle/formula and maybe some boob milk ewwww lol
tree do what you feel is right..but maybe he's right and that you ARE just DRAINED completely :( when did you plan on weaning liam anyways? you gotta go back to work soon eh?? i can't believe all your probs...your just SO RUN DOWN i can FEEL it from here.. can you feel mine?? DONT tune into me whatever you in a HORRIBLE state as well.. i have never felt so disgusting...ok i did when i was preggo with gage..but yea it's hit fulllllll force now...i can see myself not leaving the house for a good three weeks now and living on the couch :(

i could barf at ANY minute lol
jenna your preggo sister

At 6:17 PM, Blogger Tree said...

mama_tulip, haha. Ball. Sickness. Yeah. :)
Thanks for the tip, odd mix. Jim has resolved to try out this rice thingy for me. Incidentally, I will be placing it gingerly over my left cheekbone and eye.
Yeah, I know about the domperidone, and I've heard about other remedies, too. Hopefully, I can keep up with the Gatorade and things will pick up. Liam is still nursing often, so that helps.
jo, I hear ya! Oh, and I have to eat something so I can take my antibiotics, which cause (wait for it)...NAUSEA!
jennboree, honestly, the thought of being able to go shopping and buy a new wardrobe is helping the healing process. :)
Hi, Eve. I think the two babies you're growing may have helped you find the 10lbs, yeah? ;)
Hey sister. Eek I was waiting for it to hit you; so sorry you're feeling turdish, too. The doc. is a dork, sis. I'm breastfeeding until Liam don't wanna no more. Aidan was awesome; he weaned himself when he started going to daycare and drinking from a cup. Hopefully the same will happen with Liam. Two more months. I'll get through this. And you know what? Breastfeeding is helping protect him against all this grossness. And it helps heal me, too. The human body is an amazing thing...

At 9:06 PM, Blogger sblairc said...

Sorry you feel so crappy, sounds like my first year teaching (pneumonia, strep, etc, etc). And a Happy Belated BDAY to Jim too!!

At 10:18 PM, Blogger MomToTracyNSheri said...

I cannot believe a DOCTOR told you to wean! How old is he, like 70?

At 11:42 AM, Blogger Jennboree said...

ooooh, Tree! If your are up for it, question on weaning...

Isabella is nearly 20 months and she is down to nursing maybe once a day, if at all. HOW do I end it altogether? She's sick right now and asks for "mama milk" with the most sad, pleading little eyes as she manhandles my shirt.

It is completely uncomfortable to nurse now that they aren't producing like gushers..more like tricklers. Help?

At 2:05 PM, Blogger Tree said...

ugh, I remember those last few weeks/months of breastfeeding Caleb. By the time he weaned at 18 months, I, too, had very little milk and it was uncomfortable to nurse him. He was really just wanting comfort; he nursed when he woke in the morning and before bed at night. I wish I had some sage advice for you, but Caleb got a nasty cold and couldn't breathe out of his nose, so refused both breast and pacifier on the day he turned 18 months old. He never looked back. It was really just luck with him.
With Aidan, who weaned at 11 months, I found that offering him a cup when he was thirsty did the trick most of the time, but when he wanted to nurse for comfort, I replaced that with something else. For him, it was standing with him in my arms and singing the same song as always (Dreams by the Cranberries) until he was happy and calm and/or sleeping.
A friend of mine just talked to her kid. I think her daughter was nearly two when my friend started just saying "you don't need that anymore...that's for babies". May sound cruel to some, but the logic totally worked on her daughter.
Different for every little one, I guess. Tell me how it goes!

At 3:33 PM, Blogger Jennboree said...

Logic is a wonderful idea! Bella understands alot and definitely doesn't think she's a baby.

Thanks, Tree!


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