Oh I knew all you mamas would be supportive. Thanks so much for your input. It's really kind of depressing when the nursing relationship which seems so primal and so total goes out of wack for whatever reason. I mean that's where we and our little ones do so much communing those first few months.
Rachel--thanks for sharing your experience. My friend is also using one and it hasn't seemed to affect her milk supply.
Jane--we're on our 2nd round of diflucan orally, nystatin topically, plus vinegar washes on nipples, acidopholous, garlic capsules and boiling bras etc. plus a yeast free, sugar-free, wheat-free diet and lots of air on the nipples.
Curly Locks thanks so much for the good vibes you're sending our way. They are so appreciated.
It's very encouraging to hear that all you mamas managed and are now successfully breastfeeding because part of me feels we'll never get it right. We tried again today and it was minimally successful. I've ordered one of those 'brest friend pillows' (dumb name
) in hopes of at least not having to pile up 2 or 3 pillows and then trying to keep them in place. Anybody have success with these? Ds is a very physical nurser and thankfully is getting enough milk despite all the issues in place right now. Our next feeding time is coming up soon. I'm not sure whether to nurse or pump.