1 Week 1 day old!!
I have no real ideas about your rash.
But have you tried cabbage leaves for your engorgement? It really does work. Stick a head of cabbage in the fridge. Take a leaf and place one on each breast (like a pad). Leave it there until the leaf gets warm and "wilty". It will help, and it you do it often enough, it will decrease your supply some. Which sounds like it might be a good thing for you since you have an over-abundance. I know the antibodics don't seem to be helping but at least finish the entire script. You don't want to stop before the cycle is done. You'll end up with a worse problem if whatever it is becomes resistant to the antibodics because the cycle wasn't finish.
Is there anything that you've been putting on Mielle (lotion, soap or such) that you've never used before? Maybe you are having a reaction to something that's on her? Hope you figure it out quickly. Slather on that Aloe Vera if it works.
If you ever get rid of that rash (of course you WILL!) and you still have such an "abundant" milksuppy, maybe think about donating to your local Milk Bank. They are always in desperate need of Breastmilk for preemies and sick babies. I'm hoping to be able to get my supply up to a point where I'll be able to donate to the milk bank in Austin (especially since we'd be local to it soon). I can't get the link to theHuman Milk Bank of America
to work but here's the one to the Austin Mother's Milk bank
. It's the closest thing to being a 'wet nurse' now a days.
Welcome Lilah!! Can't wait to hear her birth story! (need to finish writing Aidan's :LOL)
Hope Jackson is feeling better.
ACK! No water!! That is awful. I just *love* how they say... "I called and left you a message..."
Do you have a friend's shower you could borrow?
Hope everyone is still figthing off that cold.
Come on Tristan... show us that weight gain!
" to Kaia!
Things have been busy busy here.
David had to go out of town Thursday night and came back late Saturday. He did take Jack with him which did make things a little easier. Thursday night Aidan slept pretty good, Tori was up at the crack of dawn. My mom came by Friday to help out. Friday night was VERY LONG... Aidan was up every 30-45 minutes all night long. I tried the bassinet, the swing, him sleeping next to me... ON me... it was a very long night.
Aidan is nursing like a champ. Wish he would nurse for a little longer each time and not as often... but at this point I'm just happy he's latching well. Thankfully I'm not having much soreness now. My right breast was REALLY sensitive that first week, thankfully its just that inital latch and vacuum suction that's still a bit ouchie. :LOL He's great about opening his mouth nice and wide... unlike his siblings with their little pursed mouths. :LOL Yep, the boy's got a BIG mouth. :LOL He knows as soon as he gets swaddled (got to restain those arms for that inital latch on!!) his mouth goes wide open. :LOL
We had his first check up with our Ped on day 3 (since we only stayed 24 hours at the hospital). I love our Ped, I don't care for one of his nurses too much. And we usually get her too, old Battle-Ax.
: Aidan had lost about 5 ounces from birth when we left the hospital and when she said he was only 7 pound 14 ounces (he hadn't lost almost pound in 3 days!) when she weighted him and that maybe we should be giving him formula.
Hello, my milk hadn't come in yet back off lady! She thought his 'bulky' cloth diaper was at least 8 ounces... uh no it's only 3 ounces. (David weighted one after she'd left the room :LOL) So he'd only lost 9 ounces. I haven't weight him yet, I will when he wakes up but he's definitely putting on weight because he's looking 'fuller' especially those 'chicken legs'. :LOL
I pumped for the first time yesterday. Got 5 ounces total! Not bad for a first time pump.
I'm going to try to pump as often as I can to built a good back up supply.
Besides, David really missed out on feeding Jack. He wouldn't take a bottle at all. And David loved feeding Tori. Hopefully he'll be able to feed Aidan occasionally. That was so hard with Jack, I couldn't leave him for more than an hour for the first 6+ months, which meant... I didn't leave him.
Okay the Postpartum break out is here!! Ugh!
: My face is splotchy red. I hate this, I'm 33 not a 15 year old teenager!!!
My pelvis still hurts. Not as bad as before but a few times it's felt like I've been kicked right in the center front. OUCH!