Gastro really affected my milk supply
(Auckland, New Zealand)
I went back home recently for a funeral and ended up catching a gastro bug. Vomiting, diarrhea the whole thing. So badly that I couldn't even go to the funeral. My poor little 11 month old was pretty unsettled (though thankfully he didn't get the bug, thank god for antibodies in my milk) and wanted to feed really frequently.
I think this was mainly to do with him not getting much milk each feed though. My milk supply really dropped off while I was sick. I kept feeding my little guy because I didn't want it to be a permanent drop in milk production, but it was tiring.
Everyone else in the family who was affected only had the bug for 24 hours, but I had it for a good 8 days. I lost a fair bit of weight during it.
Thankfully I'm coming good again now, although my energy levels dropped a fair bit.