New mommy worries and triumphs - Page 2
It was definitely still tender for several days after starting the antibiotics. I think the redness went away first, then the hard patch went away, then the pain.
Here's hoping this will be the last either of us see of mastitis!
I'm still prego, but looking forward to the support from you wonderful ladies after I have this baby :-) I'm 41 weeks and 2 days and really hoping I go into labor soon! So happy to have these forums for support. I don't have any great advice-- this will be my first :-) But, congrats to you all!
yay for kindle books and meals at the table!
triumph over here-- successfully managed to keep 6 kids alive, fed, and happy at the local pool for about 3 hours, with the help of friend. and yep, this outing included my own 2 kids, which meant incessant nursing in public and trying to chase dd around... but had so much fun
also took both kids to a swim party completely on my own, and we all survived ;)
today is my first day not taking Collin to the office with me, so I'm a little nervous. he'll be with my mom, and i couldn't ask for a better caregiver for him, but it makes me sad to leave him. it'll be our first time apart... :(
Are you breastfeeding and if so, how did you start pumping and what's your pump schedule? I'm anxious about starting pumping. I'm kinda worried about messing with my boobs again! (cursed mastitis)
Rosie I am nursing. I started by pumping after his morning feedings, which gave me about an ounce on each side, and I was able to store a bit that way. Any time my breasts felt engorged, or I felt like he had eaten till he was full but maybe there was some milk left, I pumped. He also tends to eat a bit less often at night, so I pump when he should *in theory* be eating. And eventually I was able to get about 20 oz of milk in the fridge in about 8-10 days. I'm usually only gone for one feeding a day, and he seems to eat about 4 oz at a feeding, so thus far I've been able to keep up. Some days I can pump more than he eats and keep up, other days not, but it all seems to even out. Of course now that I am at work, I do pump when I'm there too for that missed feeding.
mommy triumph... I just completed a full weekend seminar, without missing a single feeding! Collin was either with DH, or wrapped up in his sling snuggled on my chest, nursing away or snoozing. I glad I got through it, but I'm glad it's done!!!! Yay for having 12 hours of continuing ed credits finished already!!
Yes, Tara, for sure! It will get easier - just in time for your LO to get heavier! :)
I am so much more skilled at nursing this one in various positions than I was with my DD, especially at this age. Still, I walk around nursing him and realize even though I can walk around and nurse, cooking dinner with one hand is rough. I can nurse in the Beco (or any of my other carriers) too, though....