Originally Posted by SashaBreeze
Our thrush has came back (or never completely went away?) I woke up for their 3 o'clock sodium medication and the blood had fused my nipples to my shirt.
Dh is picking up some medication for me and the boys on the way home from work that will hopefully knock it out for good.
So is everyone's "I need to fold those" clothes pile as huge as mine?
I hope it goes away and stays away. That sounds just horrible!
Laundry is only getting folded here because I force the big boys to help! They are learning an awful lot about laundry these days.
I told DS1 it was a good thing for him because, someday, he'll be on his own and won't have to bring his laundry to me like some "kids" do with their parents.
Originally Posted by DirtyHippyMama
yes, i have been dealing with vasospasms... i had them all the time with my 2yo, but i'm having them now, too, with this soreness i've been having over the past week. i guess i'm so used to it from last time that i hardly notice unless i see it...i just rub some lanolin on and the warmth/massage seems to help it stop.
baby acne - brigit's seems to change over the course of a day, but it's generally always in the same places (in her case, upper cheeks). i rubbed some breastmilk on it the other night and it seemed to lessen the redness... i don't know what to say about what you are seeing, although if it's not lasting, i wouldn't worry -- i would think it is likely minor irritation; not necessarily an allergy or anything.
So sorry you've got that on top of everything else! I had more minor issues with it with DS3 but with DS2 the vasospasms were just awful.
I really need to start a food diary and also keep track of her symptoms (as opposed to just the food diary which should help with my own weight loss goals!). I would wager that if the "acne" comes and goes along with certain foods or changes in stools it'd be significant, but without tracking it, it's all speculation on my part.
Breastmilk is the cure for everything! She's really snuffly and congested right now (again!!) and her eyes are getting bloodshot (again!) so I keep squirting her, which of course gets it all over her face, too.
Hopefully it all helps!
Originally Posted by karen1968
Isn't it crazy how big our babies seem already?? It seems like in just the past week, Paige went from being a newborn to being a baby. Amazing. And she rolled over, or very nearly, last night, too. From back to front. I say nearly, because she was too close to the bathtub (I'd set her on the bathmat so I could use the toilet!) to make it all the way over. Kind of scary, though, 'cause I'd just left her on the changing table to run into the other room "just for a second!" about an hour before. Guess I won't do that again!
Speaking of scary...we set up a pack-n-play in the living room so we had a safe (ish) place to put her while she sleeps. We figured that's a place where big brother can't poke or pull her. Well, DH and I were in the kitchen (out of sight) for a couple of minutes and when DH came back into the living room, there was a towel over the baby's face! DH freaked out - all he could see were her hands and feet and that towel over her face. He thought she was dead. Once the crisis was past (she was fine; I think the towel had been there for seconds only), DH broke down and cried and we attempted to explain to DS why this was a big deal. He just doesn't seem to get it. Doesn't get that DD is delicate, that she can't defend herself, can't move things, can't say when she doesn't like something. I am getting so tired of protecting her. *sigh* I so wish I didn't have to, but I don't know what else to do. We did finally set up a chair in another room so that I can go in there and lock the door against him if I/we need the space while nursing.
When he isn't being "wild boy", DS can be very loving and affectionate toward his sister. I just wish he could be like that all - or even most of - the time. I try to get him to talk about his feelings toward her (when he is calm), but he just clams up. Nothing we say seems to make a difference. This is definitely the hardest part of having a baby for me. Really. Pain while nursing? Fatigue? Fussy baby? All easy to deal with in comparison.
I'm so sorry! I hope it clicks for him soon.
Originally Posted by mzminty
Heather and Leslie, is Raynaud's/vasospasms when your nipples are white/blanched looking and hurting? What causes that? Improper latch? I'm so frustrated that this is my third child and I can't even pass Latching 101!!!
Yep, that's it. It can be a couple of different things and I've never figured out which it is for me. Bad latch is one (and, yeah, this is my fourth and we STILL started with a bad latch! I'm just so glad it doesn't hurt anymore, even though it's still probably shallow!) because it can damage the tissue in the nipple. The other is Raynaud's Syndrome, itself, which is associated with autoimmune diseases (among other things). I have/had chronic Lyme Disease which is also associated with some autoimmune disorders, so I never have been clear.
Interesting info on Raynaud's (along with some mildly disturbing pictures of the phenomenon in hands):
The wikipedia article mentions the breastfeeding occurrences, too.