Resurrecting this thread... Since there are some of us who would like a place to put all this postpartum stuff. Like me!
Lucianna is a little over two weeks old. I am feeling good, but I am still bleeding, I don't understand it! With my boys, I only bled for a maximum of 8-9 days, and we're on 16 days here, what is going on? I am frustrated by this and told my midwives, but they said as long as its not heavy or bright red it was normal. I'm not sitting around eating Bon Bons, but I'm not running marathons either, just normal housework, and I take it light and slow. I just don't get it, I feel like I'm healed (I had three stitches for minor tears), and I have been wiping normally for the last four days or so. If it wasn't for the bleeding, I would almost feel like evaluating the sexual side of things... I'm annoyed.
Breastfeeding is going well (she was back to her birth weight at four days old, and then up 8 more ounces five days later), my nipples are extremely sensitive, to the point that water hitting them in the shower is excruciating and I avoid allowing that to happen! I had very sore cracking nipples the first four days, but then they got better and they look normal, but they're very sensitive. I haven't had this issue before and I was wondering if anyone else was feeling this. Her latch is a bit shallow, and she doesnt open very wide, so I usually end up gathering enough of my nipple between my thumb and finger to stuff into her mouth in order to make sure she has a good latch. She also has started choking while nursing. At first I thought it was because of my fast and heavy let down, but she'll do it even after my let down is done. I have to sit her up quickly, and she always tosses her head around trying to get air then screams once she gets a breath! It's a bit disturbing! Has anyone had a baby do this?
I am loving the baby snuggles! She is very snuggly, and likes to be held all the time, which is fine for us, since neither DP nor myself can get enough of her! And god, don't they smell great?
Edited by babytoes - 3/22/13 at 9:59pm