Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Nursing through Nerosurgery - How I continued to breastfeed even after 5 days in the hospital Part 1
This is what happened to me last month. I was quickly diagnosed with a herniated disk that caused my left foot and calf to go numb, not to mention it was almost impossible to walk, sit or stand. I'm not even going to tell you what it was like to visit the potty. After being sent home from one hospital, I was sent to another, fully expecting them to do the same. They didn't. I was left full of milk and no one to feed.
This was less of an issue for my 8 month old, especially since she was already getting supplements of formula through the supplementer. But I was not ready to let go of the relationship just yet, despite the urging of my mother. Concerned about the undue hardship that breastfeeding would cause on my healing body, I was told to "just stop!"
It did take some work to get things going again, but I'm so glad I didn't listen to my mom. What she may not have taken into consideration is the hardship the hormonal drop would have caused if I did stop nursing. I'll detail how I did this in my next post!