Chapter 417: The Babies Had Diarrhea
She reared a pet dog before. When her dog suffered from occasional diarrhea, the vet would instruct that it abstain from all foods, and only resume eating after it fully recovered. When the dog got hungry, they could only feed it with glucose water.
Bai Qingqing worried that if she fed them milk now, the thing in their tummies that caused them diarrhea would cause them to collapse. Hence, they might as well stay like this.
After drinking some water, the babies fell asleep peacefully under the lullaby sung by their mother.
Bai Qingqing and Parker stayed by the babies’ sides. Parker cast a glance at the upset-looking Bai Qingqing and said, “Everything should be flushed out already. I think they’ll be fine by the time they wake up.”
Bai Qingqing nodded. She suddenly drew in a gasp. “My b.r.e.a.s.t.s feel so swollen. The turtle worked really well in increasing breast milk production.”
“But you’re not feeding them. What do we do now? Why don’t you sleep as well? Once you fall asleep, you won’t swell anymore.” Parker adjusted the bed and beckoned for her to come over.
Bai Qingqing laid on the animal skin, then closed her eyes and tried sleeping for a while. Before she fully fell asleep, she was jolted awake by the swollen sensation caused by the milk.
She reached into her clothes and realized that quite a bit of milk had squirted out.
“No, I can’t take it anymore!”
Bai Qingqing sat up straight and said, motioning with a hand, “Parker, hand me a bowl!”
Parker, standing guard at the entrance, immediately brought over a big stone bowl to her in the innermost area of the cave.
“Are you going to squeeze it out? Let me help you.”
“No need.” Bai Qingqing felt her face heating up. She received the bowl from him and started squeezing as she laid face-down on the animal skin.
She pinched it gently, and trickling sounds could be heard as the liquid fell into the stone bowl.
Parker went back and retrieved a water bowl, before walking to her other side. “I’ll help you squeeze this side.”
Bai Qingqing’s face felt even hotter now. But after her momentary state of dazedness, her b.r.e.a.s.t.s had turned so swollen that she could no longer tolerate it. Moreover, she still had to prop up her body on one hand.
“Alright.” Bai Qingqing finally relented. “Do be gentler. It hurts a lot.”
Parker wasn’t exactly gentle with the babies and sometimes would even hurt Bai Qingqing by accident. However, this time, he was unbelievably tender.
Two sets of trickling sounds could be heard.
Shortly after, the base of the bowl was covered with milk, and there were ripples in it.
Bai Qingqing pouted. F*ck! She suddenly felt like she was a dairy cattle! Moreover, she was a high-tech dairy cattle, one capable of milking herself!
It was only after filling up half of the two bowls that Bai Qingqing finally felt more comfortable and stopped squeezing out the milk. If she were to squeeze all the milk out, she would perhaps be able to fill the bowls.
There was so much of it that even if it were water instead of milk, she wouldn’t be able to finish it in one shot.
Parker asked with the two bowls in his hands, “What do we do with these? I can’t bear to throw it out.”
He gazed outside, then looked towards the milk. He inhaled deeply.
Seeing that he was about to drink it himself, Bai Qingqing stopped him sternly. “Don’t you dare!”
Parker halted abruptly like a deflated balloon. “Then what do we do?”
“I can’t bear to throw it away, either.” Bai Qingqing felt conflicted for a while before she came to a conclusion. “Let’s just set it aside first. When the babies wake up, perhaps it could still be drunk.”
Parker placed the bowls on the stone table as he was told, then continued to make clothes for Bai Qingqing out of animal skin.
Half an hour later the leopard cubs woke up. The very first thing they did upon opening their eyes was to ask for milk from her.
Bai Qingqing checked for ten minutes, and only upon confirming that their diarrhea didn’t act up again was her heart put to ease.
Those two bowls of milk had already turned cold. Bai Qingqing hesitated for a moment but ultimately decided not to feed her babies with the cooled-down milk.
When fresh milk was taken out from the fridge, it would go bad within two hours on a hot day. And that was even considering preservatives were probably added to it. She worried that her babies could get diarrhea again from drinking spoiled milk.
Moreover, her b.r.e.a.s.t.s had “filled up” again by now. Bai Qingqing pulled down her clothes and fed her babies with fresh milk.