I thought my magical breastmilk would prevent Se.bastian from getting sick, but no luck. He's now a sick little guy, coughing and wheezing and being really tired and not really eating much. We've been to the doctor three times in 24 hours (on their advice -- I'm not THAT crazy) to get him checked. He's taking lev.albut.erol from a nebulizer, and we're now adding some steroid to that plan. If he gets worse, the next thing is the hospital, where they can give him oxygen.
I'm not really sure how we could have prevented this, since I can't not touch So.ren when he's sick, you know?
In other news, I definitely have a bigger milk supply this time. For one feeding at night, I've started just pumping (while someone else gives the baby a bottle of pumped milk and/or formula), and I am getting six or seven ounces then, after not feeding/pumping for four hours. I did this with So.ren, too, and would only get three or four after not pumping/feeding for six to eight hours. So wahoo! Something is working. It's hard to say what since I am taking 947 supplements, doing acupuncture, eating various alleged lactogenic foods, etc.
Also, I broke down and had a little booze the other day at an Oscars party. Ahh, champagne. So refreshing.