Me and my fellow "Nursing Partner" mom both have babies with RSV. Her baby is five months and the RSV turned to pnuemonia. My baby is five weeks, and it turned to Bronchitis. We don't know where they picked it up, but they both went from FINE to ER in less than 12 hours!
It's just getting rough. I went over there to support her yesterday, and she was giving a bottle of formula, saying she'd already gone through her pumped supply and was just too upset and irritated to keep nursing/pumping right now. Poor girl was nearly in tears!
I know what she means, though. I have to stop nursing to suction DS's nose several times a feeding, he's constantly breaking the latch because he can't breath, and he spits up so much when he coughs violently, even though I'm nursing more often for shorter times. Her DD is on antibiotics, my DS is on an inhaler. This isn't easy at all! Both babies wake up choking and snorting about every 20 mins no matter what we try.
I'm just upset. I need support through this, DH can't be here, and I'm left with a crying, constantly nursing AND spitting up baby, and my Nursing Buddy just hit the formula wall. I tried to tell her BM was best, and even offered her some of my stash, but she got super defensive and I backed down.
At the worst of times, I have fed DS with a dropper b/c his diaper count went down, and that worked out alright.
I'm just at my wit's end. I would love some cheering up, or ideas or just a distraction!
And prayers/happy thoughts for my friend. I'm really hoping she comes around before she loses supply. I couldn't even talk her into pumping or expressing.