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post #61 of 125

Really?  Oh my.  lol.gif

 

All my itching is external.  Maybe I can just slather some on like one would on toast?  LOL!!   I called and made the appt.  Sometimes picking up the phone to do it is the hardest part.  I mentioned my prolapses as well so they can get a good look-see and advise on that issue as well.

Whoo boy.

 

post #62 of 125
Not like toast. You keep that butter knife away from your vulva!!

In all seriousness though, I use CO on my vulva any time I get the slightest itch now. I use a finger (not a butter knife) and just rub it generously around. I wear some of my grungy post partum panties. But it works amazingly well, IMO.
post #63 of 125
Thread Starter 

My naturopath has given me probiotic suppositories for YIs before. They are made out of shea butter I think and about as big as an OB tampon. Just pop one in overnight for a week or so. They work great if it's a low grade YI, but if mine gets out of control the only thing that works for me is diflucan. As for possible thrush, just do whatever protocol you like and do it right away. That stuff is so nasty, it's best to nip it in the bud asap. Good luck!

post #64 of 125
Carrie, no advice, just sympathy. I hope these tricks work for you! I thought I had thrush, but it turned out to just be super dry skin causing my nipples to crack and itch. Nipple butter and/or Vaseline does the trick for that.

The big news here from yesterday is that I feel a tooth! orngbiggrin.gif DH thinks I'm crazy because he can't see it, but it's SHARP, I can feel it! It's exciting, though my boobs are scared.
post #65 of 125
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I think I have thrush.  I've been battling a YI for weeks now.  I used an OTC 3 day treatment and it didn't help.  And now my nips are feeling like they're affected.  No pain or cracking, but it's so uncomfortable to nurse.  It's slightly burning.  I have finally admitted defeat that I need some help and I'm going to go to the OB that was my MWs backup.  I know I need a round of diflucan.  I also want to talk about these prolapse issues, b/c despite kegels and mayan massage, I'm still kind of uncomfortable.

I also want to discuss birth control.

I really, really don't want to go on the pill, but I don't see any other option.  I don't have to start it now, obv, b/c I'm not having a cycle.  I might just get a script and when things kick back in, fill it.

Sigh.

 

 

When it comes to birth control, I find myself lucky. H uses condom from the get go, had no problem with it. I like it that way too.  And of course, I'm also challenged in fertility area as I have PCOS, was diagnosed last year (though symptoms started to pop since 2006) and was on Metformin for the first time for 2 weeks (made me sick to death so stopped after 2 weeks) but on the + side, got a + on pg test! :) ..and now that my cycles are back (so far got 2 periods) veryyyy long ones, we are back to using condom. I find it weird that to get pregnant I needed a little push using med, and here I am using birth control again...really makes no sense!

post #66 of 125
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Carrie, no advice, just sympathy. I hope these tricks work for you! I thought I had thrush, but it turned out to just be super dry skin causing my nipples to crack and itch. Nipple butter and/or Vaseline does the trick for that.
The big news here from yesterday is that I feel a tooth! orngbiggrin.gif DH thinks I'm crazy because he can't see it, but it's SHARP, I can feel it! It's exciting, though my boobs are scared.


Eliana doesn't have teeth yet, but oh my! My nipples already got bit by her gums so many times and these days it hurts to b'feed. I am really scared thinking of what's coming soon! Good luck to you ;)

post #67 of 125

You know, I'm thinking maybe it's just a crappy latch.  He's been so distractable lately, yanking his head (and my nip) this way and that, and at night he's been falling asleep on the boob.  It's just burning, but not at times when I'm not nursing and sometimes correcting his latch helps.  I hope that's all it is.  I don't feel like dealing with thrush or systemic yeast.

 

Im trying to teach myself how to knit and I'm getting so frustrated!  irked.gif

 

 

post #68 of 125
Carrie, mine have peeling red patches (from being dry and sucked on). I'm pretty sure it comes from dry winter weather and lots of night-time nursing, and also a distractable baby. Hopefully that's all it is for you, too! Try some nipple butter and see if it helps.
post #69 of 125
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River has his first tooth popping through on the bottom. He hasn't tried to bite while nursing, but he's like a little puppy trying to bite my fingers all the time with his little needle-like tooth, ouch!

 

Last night was literally the hardest night we have ever had... even harder than the first few weeks. River has always woken up to nurse every 1-3 hours and I'm fine with that, but lately he won't nurse when he wakes up, even when he's hungry. He just flips over the other way and starts to squirm and fuss, then cry if I don't pick him up. By then, he's fully awake and won't go back down for an hour. I'm so thankful that DH and I can take turns with the wake ups. We were quite mean to each other last night, but apologized to each other this morning and made a vow to never take anything personally if it's said in the middle of the night. :)

post #70 of 125
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Eliana doesn't have teeth yet, but oh my! My nipples already got bit by her gums so many times and these days it hurts to b'feed. I am really scared thinking of what's coming soon! Good luck to you ;)


This is a great time to teach her not to bite BEFORE her teeth come through.  'cause once they come through OUCH!  What worked for me was to unlatch, put dd's down, and walk away for 10 seconds each time they bit.  Then I came back and said "want to try again?  gentle..."  and tried again.  She did cry, but it was better than weaning or dealing with open sores on my boobs!  Plus it was only for 10 seconds.

 

post #71 of 125
We have 2 teeth through the gums here, and another one close to breaking through on top, and everyone is miserable. I'm getting sick, DD has spent the last 4 hours biting me, and walking away doesn't work with her. Bite, leave, bite, leave... I call it "hate nursing."

And Tina, thanks for the middle of the night advise. It's nearly 2am here, and DH and I just got through with a shouting match. We're both exhausted for various reasons. Sigh.
post #72 of 125

We are having plenty of teething here too, but so far no teeth. DS1 did this for a few months at this age, then stopped and finally got his first tooth at 13 months. He then sailed through everything except the eye teeth and is currently working on his second set of molars. I'm wishful thinking that maybe the same will happen for DS2, but I think we're probably going to see some teeth soon. DS2 only bites my right nipple, but there are times when it is so bruised I want to cry at just the thought of nursing on that side. He does still only take one side for each feed, so at least I get a break in between when it is sore.

 

We just had to order a second crib this week. We had planned to move DS1 into a bed when we needed the crib for DS2. BUT DS1 isn't ready to leave his crib yet. We tried and he got overwhelmed and wouldn't sleep. DS2 is too big to sleep in the bassinet any more and too heavy to use the pack'n'play for more than a few nights at a time. So since he won't sleep when he is in bed with us it has left us with the only option being to buy another crib. Now I just have to figure out how to fit it in our room.

post #73 of 125
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We have 2 teeth through the gums here, and another one close to breaking through on top, and everyone is miserable. I'm getting sick, DD has spent the last 4 hours biting me, and walking away doesn't work with her. Bite, leave, bite, leave... I call it "hate nursing."


Gah!  What do you DO?!?!?!  (although...pbththth...I'm giggling over here at "hate nursing")  I remember with dd1, there was a time where I could only nurse her for a few minutes after the letdown and I had to keep a finger POISED at the corner of her mouth because as soon as she switched over to comfort nursing instead of gulping, she would bite.  I had to pop her off (and the binky IN) in the .5 seconds between the two or get it.  Yikes.  I'm glad dd2 hasn't been that intense about it, and that neither of them practiced "hate nursing!"  Good luck!!!

 

Oh, and I just saw about the shouting match too--I'm so sorry.  It's so rough--I hope things are better now!

post #74 of 125

No teeth yet. He tries to gnaw on me like he has them though. eyesroll.gif I had a friend over yesterday with a 4 month old with 2 teeth and here is Dominic who will be 7 months is a couple days and no teeth. My kids have all been 7-8 months before they got teeth. 

post #75 of 125
I had the craziest afternoon. Finn woke up from his nap early, and I went to feed him to see if he would go back down. I realized my boob was completely blocked on one side. I've never felt anything like it, it was definitely a clogged duct. I whipped off my shirt and put him to the boob but he really wasn't hungry.


It was so painful and lumpy. It happened so fast!! I was fine all morning!


I jumped in the shower and started massaging the lump, it was the whole side of my breast. Massive. I had no idea what to expect. As I was working it, I finally noticed a white string like thing coming from one tiny little spot on my nipple. I heard about that but have never seen it before. I worked it and worked it, hand expressing as firmly as i could, and finally it came out. It was tiny!! A speck!! Milk literally shot out of that tiny spot. It sprayed forever!! Slowly, my boob got soft, and I was able to breathe.


Nuts. Totally nuts. And ouch!!


Anyway. Sorry for no personals, as soon as I can get on the computer, I'll catch up!! I just had to share. I can't believe it. I can't believe that tiny pin dot was enough to block off half my boob.

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post #76 of 125
Teething makes me so sad. Poor DD. She is obviously in so much pain. Her first 2 weren't so bad, but she's working on the top teeth now, and she is just SO miserable. She keeps whimpering in her sleep, nothing seems to help. I have broken out the really big guns (Motrin and baby orajel), and even those aren't offering nearly enough relief. What's everyone else doing for teeth right now? I've tried Hyland's and Boiron homeopathics, amber necklace, and the mainstream staples. Poor sad little baby.
post #77 of 125
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Teething makes me so sad. Poor DD. She is obviously in so much pain. Her first 2 weren't so bad, but she's working on the top teeth now, and she is just SO miserable. She keeps whimpering in her sleep, nothing seems to help. I have broken out the really big guns (Motrin and baby orajel), and even those aren't offering nearly enough relief. What's everyone else doing for teeth right now? I've tried Hyland's and Boiron homeopathics, amber necklace, and the mainstream staples. Poor sad little baby.


Poor baby.

We are in a similar stage.

Honestly...boob seems to be the ONLY thing he has right now that takes the pain away or offers any comfort.  As much as it kills me to be up all night nursing, and offering boob every hour during the day...it helps.  

We haven't hit Motrin pain yet.  Ugh, I'm not looking fwd.

 

Yesterday just NOTHING made him happy.  He was so whiny and fussy and just not himself.  Even nursing he wasn't giving him much relief.  He'd swallow and then scream.  Swallow and then whimper.  I tried playing with him on the floor and he was crying.  He never cries!!  Then it hit me.  Where was Sophie??  His Sophie had been MIA for at least a week.  I checked all the toy bins, the car, the diaper bag, nothing!  And he's crying and crying!  Finally - it hit me.  I had stuck her on top of the bookshelf when Nora had been squeaking her while Finn was napping.

OMG.  I handed him Sophie and she went right to his mouth and he was babbling and talking and happy!  He went right in the jumper and was a happy boy again!!  A chewing squeaking happy boy!

 

Thank goodness for Sophie.

post #78 of 125
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Honestly...boob seems to be the ONLY thing he has right now that takes the pain away or offers any comfort.  As much as it kills me to be up all night nursing, and offering boob every hour during the day...it helps. 


I am so glad you found Sophie!  I wish wish WISH that the boob helped.  This teething experience is very much a reminder that what works for one kiddo might not work for another.  With DS, nursing was king.  And I had to nurse him every 45 minutes all night, and was exhausted, but it worked!  With DD...  Oh the biting!  She actually drew blood last night.  I'll walk her and rock her and she wants to comfort nurse, so I'll relent (even though she's not hungry), and then CHOMP.  If she's really hungry she won't bite me.  But comfort nursing is almost totally off the table because she just BITES and bites if she's not really trying to get milk.  It's miserable for everyone.  DH walked and rocked her until about 1:30 last night, then I took over.  She finally was hungry about 1:45 and I was able to get her to go to sleep.  But it was up and down all night after that.  It's just so sad!

 

I have a friend who is a bringing me some clove oil, which I'll mix with coconut oil and hope that helps.  In my many hours of internet reading last night I read that chewing on a big piece of fennel can help.  Anyone tried that for teething kiddos?

 

post #79 of 125
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I am so glad you found Sophie!  I wish wish WISH that the boob helped.  This teething experience is very much a reminder that what works for one kiddo might not work for another.  With DS, nursing was king.  And I had to nurse him every 45 minutes all night, and was exhausted, but it worked!  With DD...  Oh the biting!  She actually drew blood last night.  I'll walk her and rock her and she wants to comfort nurse, so I'll relent (even though she's not hungry), and then CHOMP.  If she's really hungry she won't bite me.  But comfort nursing is almost totally off the table because she just BITES and bites if she's not really trying to get milk.  It's miserable for everyone.  DH walked and rocked her until about 1:30 last night, then I took over.  She finally was hungry about 1:45 and I was able to get her to go to sleep.  But it was up and down all night after that.  It's just so sad!

 

I have a friend who is a bringing me some clove oil, which I'll mix with coconut oil and hope that helps.  In my many hours of internet reading last night I read that chewing on a big piece of fennel can help.  Anyone tried that for teething kiddos?

 


OUCH!!

Oh mama I hope you figure something out or that her teeth come in FAST.  I don't know how I'll handle biting.  DD didn't do it.  Well, she did it once.  Then never again (probably b/c I scared her I screamed so loud).

Good luck with the clove oil and/or fennel.  Both seem promising.

 

post #80 of 125
Carrie, that's a crazy story about your plugged duct! I'm so glad you had the presence of mind to hop in the shower. Oh, and our Sophie is called Lambie, and I don't know what we'd do if she got lost. Seriously. lol...

I'm sorry you guys are having such a tough time with teething. DD cut her first tooth, and I'm really nervous about biting. Italiamom, that sounds HARD. I hope she moves through this phase quickly.

AFU, I could TELL you about DD's first experience feeding herself butternut squash, or I could just SHOW you. ROTFLMAO.gif OMG....cleanup was not pretty.

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