After the round of antibiotics, my milk came back clean. Two days later, same results from before — way too much staph in the milk.
For now both boys are getting formula.
Sam’s doctor though wants him on breast milk, so she put in a request for donor milk. Sam will be the 4th baby to get it at this hospital since they only use it for the babies who need it most, and because it’s expensive and the hospital absorbs the cost.
The hospital is getting their own pasteurization equipment in a couple of months though, so we’ll be able to clean mine, kill the bacteria. The milk from the milk bank has been pasteurized.
The doctors want me to continue pumping. I have another doctor’s appointment this week, so hopefully after another longer round of antibiotics I can wipe this out of my system and they can start using my milk again.
If they were full term babies none of this would be an issue, but they’re not. And since they already got sick once, the doctors are being very cautious.