So I got a call from my OB yesterday...the culture on my breastmilk was negative. Brooklyn's salmonella did NOT come from me. That's a relief in one sense because I don't feel like I poisoned my baby. But where did it come from?
There was an article in the local newspaper today in which the city manager of the small town we live in said that he wanted to address "rumors which have been circulating via email regarding salmonella in the water supply." What rumors are these??? I was concerned to say the least. The article went on to say that the water was safe, no problems, they had passed the mandatory testing required by the state for all but one city well.
I called the city manager and he repeatedly told me the water was completely safe to drink. He said that the "rumors" had to do with some emails from concerned citizens. He said that he thought that they might have confused our city with another similarly named town that has recently had cryptosporum in their water supply. But what does that have to do with the salmonella, and why did he feel the need to address it in the media? I requested copies of the water testing reports from last month. He said that we could pick them up tomorrow.
It's probably nothing. Brooklyn probably did not get sick from the city water supply. I am probably just grasping at straws trying to figure out how my baby got so sick. But I need to try to find out, so I am looking into this.