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post #141 of 147
I keep a flannel blanket nearby for the non-nursed breast. I've gotten to the spraying stage.

Seren, I am still in tons of pain. Not so much my tear (apparently I'm really lucky to have had a doc who sewed it up well!) but my hips, pelvis, lower back and pubic bone.

wow! I can't believe she's not returning your calls! Do you have a regular OB you can see about it? that sounds painful! I'd probably want it dealt with sooner rather than later, personally speaking. get all the healing over with at once KWIM?
post #142 of 147
Seren, is it enough of a tear you feel it's requiring attention? With dd I had a skid-mark, which I could have gotten a stitch or two to fix but never really felt the need. if the tear i got this time around had not continued bleeding, I wouldn't have gotten stitches this time either.
post #143 of 147
Dh says it's about an inch long.
post #144 of 147
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Serenity, my mw advised against stitching my tear because it came together nicely when my legs were together. So if I just kept my legs together long enough for the skin to heal enough to attach, then it would be fine. So (speaking as a total layperson here) I think the two issues for you to consider are:

1) Does the tear come together on its own when you have your legs together? (dh can tell you this)
2) Is it too late for it to heal in that position on its own?

I think the second issue is the one that might be the stickiest. Did anyone on the birth professionals forum comment on that aspect?

I'm sorry to hear you are not getting the support you need from your mw .
post #145 of 147
Well, last night Toby drew blood on both nipples. I was almost screaming, and my parents sleeping in the next room was the only thing that stopped me. We called our LC, left a message, and dropper fed him until morning, when she called back. She said to pump and dropper feed until she gets here at 5:30 (thank the L-rd!!!) and we'll see what's going on. Her hypothesis: I have a HUGE nipple. Tiny areolas. We knew that going in. He has a tiny mouth. She thinks that since my nipples are becoming ellipsoid when I nurse, maybe the nipple itself is just too big for him to nurse properly at this point. She's bringing a hospital-grade pump for me, and thinks we may end up pumping for a while, until he gets bigger.

Will update later.

In happier news, anyone need milk? I've soaked through every bra, every nursing pad, and every prefold diaper in this house. We can feed the third world on what's just leaking from these boobies! Will mail to all 50 states.
post #146 of 147
eta: moved reply to current thread. d'oh!
post #147 of 147
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Serenity, my mw advised against stitching my tear because it came together nicely when my legs were together. So if I just kept my legs together long enough for the skin to heal enough to attach, then it would be fine. So (speaking as a total layperson here) I think the two issues for you to consider are:

1) Does the tear come together on its own when you have your legs together? (dh can tell you this)
2) Is it too late for it to heal in that position on its own?

I think the second issue is the one that might be the stickiest. Did anyone on the birth professionals forum comment on that aspect?

I'm sorry to hear you are not getting the support you need from your mw .

I'm not sure if it all comes together or not. Dh is already gone for the night. I did finally get a hold of my midwife and see her tomorrow afternoon.
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