FYI - DD is 6 months old and exclusively BF. I have started to try her on solids, but she doesn't "get" it, I really don't think she's ready. She's a pretty skinny baby but I have never had supply issues in the past...
So DD had the flu (has the flu?) for a couple of days starting Wednesday night and didn't eat much. She got really dehydrated and I got really engorged, but I didn't have time to pump properly and so I just sort of went on being engorged for a couple days.
Then I got the flu and couldn't even keep water down for a day. I managed some light foods and water starting Friday night, but I also got massively dehydrated.
By Saturday my milk supply was totally nonexistant. I still felt sick, though I could keep food down, but my body was just so weak and ineffective. DD is also still eating less, so I think she is feeling crappy too.
Last night I couldn't get her to sleep until 9:30pm because I just couldn't feed her. She likes to nurse to sleep, and was trying, but I was absolutely dry and empty. So eventually she just popped off and lay there, eyes open, looking tired and confused.
I tried giving her a bottle of pumped milk, but she hasn't had a bottle since she was 2 months old, and she totally didn't get it. She batted it away, gagged, spit the milk out and wrestled with us whenever we tried to get the bottle near her mouth. :/
Last night I got completely sick again, throwing up, diarrhea, etc. DD decided to try to STTN. (She didn't nap AT ALL yesterday.) :/ At 4:30 am I finally woke her up to eat but I'd hardly produced ANY milk in the last 7h. She ate what I had and went back to sleep.
I don't know what's going on or what to do. I can't tell if she's sleeping a lot and not eating much because she still feels sick (given how I feel, a likely possibility) or because I am not producing enough milk and she's going hungry. I don't know how to increase my supply when I can barely keep anything down/in. And I have no idea what to try to feed her in the meantime, since the bottle isn't working and she still won't "eat" solids (she just plays with it).
Any ideas??? I'm driving myself crazy here. I'm afraid to go see a doctor because I am 98% sure they will just try to supplement with formula and not address my supply issues.