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    Default headng to ER have a quick question

    Daughter is having diarrhea and loss of appetite. Is there any way that my milk could be responsible...?
    Mother of 3 beautiful girls, and expecting baby number 4 in July

    Elisabeth ~ 9/25/07
    Eliana ~ 1/08/09
    Elivia ~ 1/22/12 ~ EBF

    with all 3 still

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    Default Re: headng to ER have a quick question

    Whatever it is, it's not your milk. 99% likely it's some sort of viral or bacterial bug.

    Sorry the baby is sick, mama. If you're advised to discontinue breastfeeding or to feed the baby Pedialyte instead of breastmilk, feel free to ignore that advice. Breastmilk is considered a "clear liquid", like Pedialyte, but it contains more nutrition than Pedialyte, and breastfeeding itself is very comforting to a sick baby.
    Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
    Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"

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    Default Re: headng to ER have a quick question

    kellymom has a good article on this. http://kellymom.com/bf/can-i-breastf.../baby-illness/ Even if YOU are also sick your milk is in all likelyhood fine. If you get a hard time about bm ask if the hosp. has an ibclc on staff who 'should' be able to back you up. I hope your daughter is ok!

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