Monday, October 16, 2006
Breastmilk is awesome!
It's days like today that I'm glad I'm "still" breastfeeding. Kaylee woke up at 6 this morning, came in bed with me, and proceeded to throw up all over my bed just a few minutes later. She threw up a couple more times, and then settled down a bit. She nursed a few times throughout the morning, and took a nice long nap. She seemed much better in the afternoon, so when she asked for a string cheese, I thought why not. Well, she threw it all up. Shortly afterwards, she asked to nurse again, and has kept that down just fine. It's sad that she's sick, but at least I know she's staying hydrated and still getting some nutrition. Definitely eases my mind. Never mind the antibodies she's getting to help her immune system fight off whatever tummy bug she has. Yay for breastmilk! Oh, and her clogged tear duct has been acting up, too, so I've been putting breastmilk in her eye throughout the day (whenever she nurses I just squirt some in). Her eye has pretty much cleared up! It's not red anymore, and there's not a whole lot of goopy stuff in there anymore, either. It's amazing to me just how many benefits breastfeeding has. :o)