June chat thread - Page 4
oh my god, my nipple is killing me. i thought i had a plugged duct, which i did, but vasospasms are awful. just awful. white nip, completely.
the other day i found relief in nursing, which usually just kills on that side, and i noticed that i had two pieces of skin loose on my nip, which means that nursing had actually broke the 2 ducts that were clogged due to skin growing over them. that's what i'm guessing at least. and it felt so nice to have them free, and painless nursing finally on that side. that lasted for about 1 day, then my nip was back to being white. after my shower last night i noticed loose skin again and i just pulled it off. and nursing went from painful to better and today it's back to hurting b/c of the vasospasm. i can't find anything on treating vasospasm, and yes i've looked up everything online and in breastfeeding books. i'm not going to take meds and even though i'm a master herbalist, i don't know of any herbs i can take to help it b/c honestly it's completely new to me.
anyway. i'm sick of this. it's really wearing me down. i feel like my nipples is going to explode. i don't know what to do.
anyone have any sage advice/gone through this?
You all have probably passed this stage (week 15-17+ fussy period), but if you could use it, I may have stumbled upon a helpful bit of advice. Miss L has had some terrible lamby-cry screaming meltdowns recently, and last night it occurred to me that this particular fussy phase includes some pseudo-regression and acting like a newborn (bc of all the intimidating changes and big leaps their brains are about to make). So when she couldn't be consoled last night, I put her on my chest and jiggled her the way I used to put her back to sleep when she was a newborn (haven't been able to since she got much bigger and squirmier-- around 6 weeks or so). I told her she could be my little newborn baby and she murmured and fell asleep within about 90 seconds. Just now she was extra cranky and fighting a nap, so I turned on the white noise app I haven't used since she was about 4-6 weeks and that sent her right off again. So... Anything you haven't used since they were teeny tiny might work again to reassure them!
thanks! We're 15 weeks and heading into this. Harder to put down all of a sudden. I did a museum today with lots of noise and he went down for a three hour afternoon nap like he used to as a newborn when I'd roll him around subways and busy streets.
yup- facing this new fussy phase. wants me to go back and snuggle him and nurse for 20 minutes while just kissing him a ton every time he demands. not easy to do at this stage!
but it's funny how much i don't mind.
kellybeth and jennie-
i've never heard of/experienced this! off to google it! but it sounds horrible and i hope you can find a natural and effective treatment as soon as possible!
No real fussiness going on, but she does want to be held in my arms and rocked to sleep. She hasnt wanted that in a while, just wanted to lay down beside me and nurse to sleep. Such a cuddlebug though. Just the best.
It's july! New thread?
For those with vasospasms - yes, they suck - I had them with my first really bad but they did get better and never came back- they can be caused/aggravated by nipple trauma - also if skin is peeling off nipples i would be sure to rule out thrush . Z