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    Default How to continue on? Encouragement needed

    Hi all
    I hope I have posted in the right section. I am feeling very frustrated and down at the moment as I keep having blocked ducts every 2 weeks plus recurrent thrush. I am not depressed, just feeling very much beaten down by all these challenges of bf. I just went to have another sessionnof ultrasound this afternoon. A bit better but stilll feel uncomfortable. Ds is 5 months old now. During this period I have nth but trouble. I dun have family here. So once I get all these problems I start to get very anxious. How am I going to care for for him the whole day while DH gets home at 6.30 pm everyday. Has anyone been in a similar situation before. How do you continue on?

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    I don't have any advice on how to continue, but it might help to call the ABA to get some support. Good work on getting to 5 months though, that's a fabulous effort! Good luck.

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    Maybe tressilian of someone like that could help? Or try to get a referral to a lactation specialist good luck bf can be hard I lasted 3 horrible months, remember that it's best for your child to have a happy mum, so if you can't do it then just know you tried your best.

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    I wanted to say "Good on You". 5 months of breastfeeding is acheivement enough I think, but with the problems you've had .


    I think giving the ABA breastfeeding support helpline a call is a great idea even just to tell your story, I always feel better when I feel like someone's listened.

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    Have you had contact with your local ABA group? It might be nice for you to meet with other mums and share stories/experiences?

    You are doing great! Well done for going this far and I hope it gets better for you

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    Congratulations, five months is a wonderful achievement. You are doing really well

    I have to agree with the others, it might be helpful to join your local ABA group for advice and support. You can find your local group here.

    The ABA breastfeeding helpline is also a good port of call if you are experiencing any issues (they will be able to give some advice on the thrush and blocked ducts). You can ring any day of the week:

    1800 mum 2 mum (1800 686 268).


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    I agree with pp's that said join an ABA group. And definitely see a LC. Are you seeing one?
    You've done a great job getting this far, I really hope painfree breastfeeding is just around the corner.


    Baby wearing, co-sleeping, booby feeding mummy to one

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    i only know that if you eat yoghurt regularly thrush is reduced and you need to reduce the amount of sugars in your diet. possibly an old wives tale.

    Fennel and cardamon tea is what I drank regularly to avoid mastitis/thrush in the early days... again old wives tale.

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    How are things going, OP?

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    i had recurrent thrush with my DS and now my DD is a terrible attacher....it does get so annoying as BF is "suopposed" be this wonderful easy natural thing, i could never understand ppl who say they "loved" BF for me its always been a chore, a real labor of love.....i manged to get to 5-6 months with ds.....u should feel really proud that u have done that. if u want to continue BF i would say seek some professional help asap.....ive had about 4 LC sessions so far with DD and i reckon i would have packed it in if i hadnt seeked help..help is out there.

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