Breastfeeding and medication
What a morning! I started getting a migraine yesterday. I've suffered with them for the last 15 years whenever AF visits, and sometimes around ovulation too. They usually last 3 days. After loads of tests, I found a medication that works, called sumatriptan. Through pregnancy, they were still coming, but less frequently and less severe - good thing, as I couldn't take the meds. This morning I woke up with a killer migraine that was closing my eye and making me throw up every time I stood up. As I knew I'd get one at some point I've expressed and frozen breastmilk so that I could feed Cohen and discard my own milk that has been tainted by the meds. BUT - I don't know how long I have to give him the bottle for! I rang NHS direct,... they can;t give me any information on medications for babies under 4 months. I rang my doctors surgery - their phone is out of order! Arghhhh. When pumping with one hand, holding an icepack to my head with the other hand, sick bowl in my lap and rocking Cohen in his chair with my foot, I finally took the tablet through desperation. Now, I feel better, I'm not throwing up, I have a bit of a headache but nothing serious, and I can care for my boy. But now I have to face the challenge of forcing Cohen to take a bottle all day, and all the tears and tantrum that will come with the task And pump-and-dump inbetween. Erghhh. The hv already warned me it will be hard to get him to take a bottle from me. And this was supposed to be my first day on my own in the new year, friends for coffee in the morning, baby sensory in the afternoon! Any advice for getting him to take the bottle? And any ideas how long I need to do it for? Online I can find advice ranging from 2 hours to 12 hours. I have enough breastmilk for 12 hours, and some formula, just in case.