I've had diarrhea for about a week and a half and I'm not sure if breastfeeding is linked to it or not. I mentioned it to the pediatrician when we had our two week checkup, and while she sympathized with the condition, she didn't seem overly alarmed. I mentioned my concern with the baby "catching" this if I was sick, and she reassured me that she couldn't through breast milk (but that I just need to be vigilant about washing my hands - which I am). I was also concerned about the baby's hydration because of my potential dehydration - which she also dismissed; the baby will get what she needs (also good to know).
This leads me to my question to you all: because I can't take anything for it (it passes through the breast milk, and I certainly don't want a constipated baby!), are there any suggestions on what I can do (or what may be causing this? I would've thought that by now it would have passed. I'm not eating anything out of the ordinary. And I've noticed that when I sit down to nurse the "urge" comes on me pretty strongly...which is why I asked if breastfeeding could be linked to this.
Thanks for your help! :D
Answer by Anonymous at 11:25 PM on Apr. 28, 2011
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Answer by maggiemom2000 at 6:39 PM on Apr. 29, 2011