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    Oh no! Mastitis is not nice

    I'm sure the health nurse told you, but the best way to get rid of it is to put your dd on that breast. I know it's easier said then done

    You poor thing I hope you are feeling better soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mumtoeli View Post
    Oh no! Mastitis is not nice

    I'm sure the health nurse told you, but the best way to get rid of it is to put your dd on that breast. I know it's easier said then done

    You poor thing I hope you are feeling better soon!
    Yep feeding her from that breast right now! Also told to feed football hold.
    And yes it's been an interesting start. I feel optimistic though just knowing what is going on.

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    Gosh reading through your posts reminds me so much of breastfeeding my first baby. I didnt have the v/spasms but after a feed it felt like a hot knife shooting through my nipple and into my shoulder blade. I thought it was thrush but bub had no white substance in his mouth so dr didnt think so. Also at some stages I had cracked bleeding nipples where my poor bub would vomit up pink coloured milk I too did the toe curl, the screwed up face, ow ow owwing through some feeds. I dreaded feeding him tbh, for the first few weeks. I also had no one else who breastfeed, or anyone that I would have felt comfortable with asking for help.
    Things that helped me were: changing position for every feed. It took the pressure of different parts of my mipples and allowed them to heal quicker. I smothered my nipples in Lansinoh, which I swear can heal a broken leg. Heat packs for helping let downs and pumping (avent electric) to give my nipples a break. I second giving yourself small goals- days or a certain amount of feeds, as weeks can seem forever away. I remember thinking Oh no, its been 2 hrs he's almost due for a feed and Id begin to get anxious.
    You are not alone so many of us have been were you are and come out the other side. Time will pass, I promise it get easier

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    Just an update...
    Still persevering. Been feeding in front of the heater with heat packs and it's been close to pain free. So maybe it was the antibiotics or getting help with DDs latch or the heater. I don't know but I feel like I'm getting somewhere.

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    Thanks for the update Etienne. I was thinking of you today

    So glad you're feeling better and that the pain is easing.

    Well done, you are going so well! You are such an inspiration.

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    good news crossing fingers that you have turned a corner

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    Great news, I hope it continues. You will turn the corner and it will all be like a bad dream. I remember the first time I got into a shower without crying from the pain of the water touching my chest and just felt so relieved. Keep hanging in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flaneur View Post
    Etinenne, Just checking in to see how you're going? Hope everything has continued smoothly.
    Hey still going. Have some bad feeds but it's generally ok. Just trying to adjust now.
    Thanks for all your help

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    Forgot to mention... We had a storm that made us lose power for a whole night and day, I sat in my chair with a candle burning feeding my DD feeling so pleased with myself that I persevered because I've no idea how I wouldve fed her with no power and no road access if I hadn't continued breastfeeding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Etienne View Post
    Forgot to mention... We had a storm that made us lose power for a whole night and day, I sat in my chair with a candle burning feeding my DD feeling so pleased with myself that I persevered because I've no idea how I wouldve fed her with no power and no road access if I hadn't continued breastfeeding.
    It comes in handy doesn't it! Well done, I'm so happy that you're doing so much better.

    I hope everything just goes up from here on in!


 

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