My son is sick. He hasn't eaten a thing since Friday afternoon, but he's breastfeeding like a champ (thank God I breastfeed). He has vomited a few times each night (always at night-why?) and he's having a fever. He's playing fine and everything, so the doctor isn't too concerned, but is treating him for an ear infection.

Either way, he's 13 months old and I've had some static from breastfeeding him before from doctors (that he wasn't getting enough iron, because he only got breastmilk; I  needed to supplement; I needed to wean soon). So it was such a nice surprise to get kudos from him for breastfeeding! He said to just keep breastfeeding him as much as he'd let me, so that he wouldn't get dehydrated and stuff.

Anyway, it's always so refreshing to hear a doctor give you props for breastfeeding, especially extended breastfeeding.


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Feb. 2, 2008 at 12:48 PM It is ABSOLUTELY a wonderful thing.  I can't tell you how many times the nurses in the maternity ward asked me if I was sure I wanted to breastfeed.  Uh, yeah, I kind of had like nine months to think about it and make up my mind.  I'm sure.  I nursed my daughter for 20 months.  It's great that you breastfeed!  It makes illnesses so much easier to get through, plus it keeps baby healthier!  I give you kudos, too!

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Feb. 3, 2008 at 12:47 AM Good for you, Momma!  I can't tell you how wonderful it is to avoid dehydration when you they are nursing!  And, after surgeries, it's wonderful!!! Once they can start liquids, they can nurse, so you can feed and comfort them at the same time!  (Some, but not all, doctors cound breastmilk as a clear liquid...which it be sure to talk with your doctor about breastmilk being a clear liquid, and get the ok!!)

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