Today, I have a fever. Just a low-grade one, but I feel weary nonetheless. It started on Tuesday, whereupon it progressed and became a full-on, snotty, sneeze-y, bleary-eyed cold complete with cough and a temperature. Added to the fact that I have not been getting much sleep, the stress just finally kicked in.
Despite the apparent setback to my health, however, I can still breastfeed my baby. The human body is simply amazing! Even though I’m unwell, my baby can still benefit greatly from my breast milk. It’s a miracle of the human body, one that is also backed by much research. In fact, breastfeeding is actually the best thing I can do for my baby at this time! Never mind if my cold is contagious; truth is, my baby was exposed to it even before it hit and was nursing from me at the time that it was invading my body. What’s great is that my milk has sufficient antibodies specific to this cold, and by nursing from me, Vito will actually be all the better for it! Amazing!
Well, today, the baby does have a bit of a cold. He started having sniffled yesterday. But he’s not ask ill as I am, thank God. Anyway, this knowledge has somewhat alleviated the burden for me. My husband has been the hero today; he played and cared for the baby the whole morning so I could sleep in until noon! He has been my greatest ally and staunchest supporter, and his care for me and Vito has, I think, helped me feel much better and in lighter spirits.
I will have to rest now. See you all on the other side!