Did anyone's supply drop off when they had mastitis?
Km - yep. The blocked ducts means milk can't get out!
Don't know about the rash., but I'm going heat rash too.
All those feeding every hour and a half.. I was too.. It sux. My paed said to hold out for 3 hours and get a good feed in. Sucked with her crying, but totally worked for us!
We've had a busy day today went to my aunties for Good Friday morning tea then straight to my SILs for an early dinner. Orlando hasn't slept or fed properly all day but he's ok...he just gets unsettled when he goes somewhere new so we'll see what happens tonight. In bed myself now so going to have a rest before next BFing stint xx
Yes my midwife told me to try and hold out 3 hours and make sure she feeds well...it's hard in the night, she normally has one long stint then wants to feed every 2/2.5 hours....I find it hard to get her to get a good feed in at night cause I don't want to fully wake her!
Hope all the bubs settle soon,
SL I hope Orlando starts feeding less often once the medication starts working!
its hard!!!! but sooooo worth it FOR ME
Please don't take what I say as gospel or truth or preachy!!
Im just trying to help and this is what helped me!
You take it from the start of the last feed.
so if you start at 3.30pm you don't feed again till 6.30
it works cause they take a full feed (well.. thats the goal!)
Ella has settled a lot more since doing so.
its much harder at night cause you are tired too.. but its really worth it.
I wish I had done it with my son.. he fed 2 hourly day and night till he was 6-7 months and he never seemed full to me
Ella is full and milk drunk - which i never got from my son
I don't want you to take this as anything else than what is working for me - i can't stress that enough! there is soooooo much conflicting info out there and so many people tell you what you 'should' do. I say do what works!
Im no expert at all!!
Ella did two 5 hours sleeps between feeds last night. Im not going to lie, it was awesome! DS didn't do that till he was 7 months old!!!!!!
I probably should have woken her, but I'm so tired!
had a great day.. our first family picnic! so fun!
Also MCHN said I can probably start feeding from one side only if my supply is good for example feed him then change him / wake him a little then offer the same side again before the other breast! So basically offer the same boob twice before switching. I never can work out whether Orlando is getting hindmilk or not!
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