Plady, thanks for the suggestion to take the warrenty opp. to upgrade! That never occured to me. So glad you were feeling a bit better!!
HBM, I'm relieved that you are feeling better. I was worried. You've been too sick!
Callie, according to the AAP, 5 hours is officially "through the night." Congratulations! Bet you wish it really felt like "through the night."
Yeast was the hugest misery for me in all of breastfeeding. It felt like he was sucking shards of glass through my nipples. We tried a few other things, but ended up with diflucan, which I really believe is the place to start. Other wise you are just messing around and the pain is not worth it. I had to convince our family doc to prescribe it for me. I actually went to the ER on a Saturday and told them I was not going to be able to keep feeding the baby if I didn't get some help. The dork in the ER tried to give me something with the comment, "You can't nurse the baby while you use this cream." What an idiot! I told him that I'd like to try nystatin because it was okay for the baby and he said, "Oh, you're that breastfeeding lady, aren't you?" As if I'm the only woman in town who breastfeeds. He meant that I was the lady that helped teach women to breastfeed before they left the hospital. I'd never actually seen yeast before, except in pictures. It's a really small town and most new moms don't start out with yeasty breasts. So, he gave me the nystatin. Oliver threw it up every time he nursed and I was still in excruciating pain. So I went to my family doc on Monday morning and begged for diflucan. I took him my lactation consultant manual and showed him the dosage and he said no. It's not safe for the baby. So then I went and printed the AAP's statement on the use of diflucan which was about 30 pages long. I left it at his office and at 6:30 that evening I got a call from him saying he was convinced and that a prescription was waiting for me. He prescribed the amount laid out in my book so it was appropriate for treating nipple yeast. It still took a couple days to really kick in, but the relief was unbelievable and permanent!! So, I'm not a doctor, but I highly recommend diflucan. Your baby is bigger than my 6 week old was. He was my third baby, I'm a total lactivist, and I was ready to quit because the pain was too much for me. It gave me so much insight into what other mothers, who didn't have the benefit of a breastfeeding education, might have to suffer through in a community where our caregivers didn't even know how to properly treat it. I hope you get some relief soon!!! Congrats on reaching your pre-pg weight!!!
Monica, I'm sorry you had such a rotten day and that you and dd are both sick!! Hope you start feeling better today! Ooh! Just caught your newest post and I'm off to see the sweater!
Geo, I run on a TM where no one can see me. I've run in just the bra and underwear, but never just the bra. I ran in a swimsuit bottom one day when my running shorts were dirty and I didn't want to get caught in my underwear if someone came to the door.
Megs, WTG!! Exciting to hear what all your options will be!
I know a brand you can get super cheap! Mine was only $250. I've also had it less than two months and it is burning out already.
Shanti, I'm so glad that things are back to normal for you!! I hope you are able to get some school work done.
Dr.Jen, I think it's really hard for people to believe their doc is younger than they are. I bet she feels like a real dork now. And she should!
When Fletcher met the sister of one of our aquaintences he asked, "Oh are you P's mother?" She obviously didn't look old enough to be her mother, but there was a family resemblance. I hope you have a great birthday week!
I've put running on the back burner off and on over the last 5+ years that I've been running. Hanging out with these amazing women is one the biggest things that keeps me going. Also, having events to look forward to has been motivational.
RM, I hope you guys had a really fun snow day!
Thanks for the well-wishes for the TM. I have 3 miles to do on it today. We'll see how it holds up.
Hello to Everyone!!