Hi Everyone, this is my first time posting so I hope you all can help!
My daughter is almost 6 months old and has not started rice ceral yet. She typically nurses 3x per day and has 3 bottles (15oz total) per day. On average 6 diapers.
On Tuesday of this week, I had the dreaded stomach bug. I nursed DD on Tuesday and pumped while she was at daycare. I even wore a mask to reduce sharing my germs.
Wednesday morning she nurses fine and about three hours later she throws up projectile (in hubby's car). I had to borrow a car seat from family so I could pick her up at the end of the day. She was all smiles and everything at daycare just happy go lucky no issues with bottles of expressed breast milk. Wednesday evening I nurse and three hours later she throws up. Wednesday night nursed and went to sleep and had no issues.
Today I nursed her and almost immediately after eating she projectiled on me. She was normal as can be afterwards. She is at daycare and has been eating breast milk from bottles all day. Now all the expressed milk is from Tuesday or before.
Called dr office because I wanted to make sure there was not something else going on. I have never heard of this type of issue and neither had the nurse.
I have not been able to eat much more then a bagel until this afternoon for lunch. At lunch I could eat boiled chicken, rice, and scrabbled egg with no seasoning other then chicken broth. When I could not keep food in I was drinking water and gatorade to get some calories.
The nurses recommendation is to bottle feed her from the freezer stash and dump anything that has been expressed since Tuesday (which means the antibodies to fight the stomach ick would be gone ). Until I am able to eat normally or "a couple of days". Fortunately, I am an over producer so I have supply on hand but I hate when people say "pump and dump".
Any thoughts on why she can eat bottles of expressed milk but not directly from me? Feeding tonight should be interesting since she does not take bottles from my hubby or I very well.
Thank you in advance I am really stumped....