It is important to continue breastfeeding if you can. This way the antibodies
you are passing through the breastmilk will help them to develop their immunity
to all sorts of illnesses, as well as the other benefits of breastfeeding your
It is so important to rest, make the most of the people around you to help
you out with the housework and to care for the baby. Maybe your ONLY job should
be to breastfeed your baby? Call in some favours and get your feet up girl!
If you need to be admitted to hospital because your condition is serious, then
you will understandably need some more help. You can probably still have your
baby passed to you for feeds. Then, if your baby isn’t allowed to stay
on the ward with you, it is still possible to express feeds to be given overnight,
while you can’t, then resume feeding as normal when you’re feeling
It is important to be guided by the health professionals in these circumstances,
but you will find most hospitals happy to accommodate a mother wanting to breastfeed
her young baby.