Hi all. This is my first post here and I really hope you all can offer some help for me!
I will be traveling to a University hospital several states away for some out patient medical testing which should last 3 days. The hospital has age restriction policies(for the health of other patients) that will not allow me to take my 6 month old with me. So my plan is to leave her at home and pump and freeze or dump depending on the type of testing. I know one test will include radioactive dye and I have been told I may not even hold the baby for 24 hours after this test.
I have breastfed two other children but was plagued with supply issues starting at 6 months. Both of my older children weaned early - I believe because they were frustrated with not having enough milk. So I am very concerned with loosing my milk supply during this hospital stay.
Can you suggest tips for how to ensure that when I get home I will have not lost my milk? Should I be concerned about baby rejecting the breast after several days of bottle feeding? Anything else I should be aware of?
Thank you in advance!