Quoting Reise's Mommy:" It is hard, but you can do it When I was BFing my son I was working full time and going to school ... [snip!] ... BF this one much longer But just keep pumping and expressing extra milk and your body will start making more eventually "
You may not know this but gallbladder sisues & nursing go hand in hand & MANY Dr's are idiots to this fact & there are other ways to manage gall bladder with nursing mom. The mos tcommon condition causing gall baldder pain/stones is called Cholecystitis
. This is an inflammation issue. So how does it relate to nursing? Welllllll - when you nurse (particularly in early weeks & months) your body releases a chemical in much higher than average amounts (well technically MANY chemicals, but the one we are focusing on is) CCK also known as Cholecystokinin
CCK is a peptide hormone that aids in digestion (to help baby break down all that goodness in the milk faster & easier) and induces a feeling of relaxation & sleepiness for mom & baby. Unfortuinately though - if momma is having a little trouble with ehr gallbladder - having CCK flood her body might make any issue she is having be much more sensntive to ther diet & such. The CCk is what makes you feel so drwsy every time you nurse. The older your baby gets, the more your body chills out on flooding you with it & then you feel less tired while nursing & baby starts making a lot of it's own good digestive enzymes & doesn't hneed the help anymore & likely your gall bladder issues go away (mine did).
So HOW did I find this out - searching for a better answer than my Dr telling me I had to have my gallbladder out. :/ I took all this info to MY
Dr & he was shocked by what I found. Awesome. :/ Makes me wonder WTF they go to school for. So I rearranged my diet to avoid any flares & then kept nursing & my son is 2 1/2 yrs old, still nurses & I eat whatever I want with no gall issues now. I do try to eat healthy - and overall I do - but if I overodo it & eat a ton of grease, i don't pay any special price for it there days.
I am sorry that you (and me) can't rely on Dr's to actually help us get through this stuff with minimal interventions & some degree of understanding as to the what & why of how our body works. And maybe I'll still have to have my gallbaldder out someday - and if so, then fine, but I'm not signing up to do it if I can avoid it.
(and please forgive typos - my auto correct isn't working & I am tired & miss some things when proof reading)