I am so happy to see this thread becoming as active as our pregnancy thread, soon we will all be here
So, let me just say- YEAH for Breastmilk in the eyes
I admit I was a little reluctant, not that I thought it would be a bad thing, but I thought it wouldn't really work. So, I tried it, cause, I just did not want to call and go to the pediatrician, and WHAM- so much clearer- amazing! It is/was definietly an infection and not a clogged duct- as it got yellowish/greenish yesterday and spread to the other eye, now both eyes are much clearer- I started by using expressed milk on a soft cloth, then last night he was hemming and hawing when my milk was letting down, so instead of letting it drip all over the pillow, I dripped it into his eyes, and I really think it is doing the trick
My MIL (who is pretty grossed out by BFing although she at least tries to hide it) was here, and she is amazed and very impressed at just one more good thing about breastmilk.
OK, now a nursing question- LC always say "get to the baby before they are too hungry" (ie- offer the breast at the first sign of hunger) , but then they say, "Don't let the baby latch on until the mouth is open nice and wide", well for my baby (and my son was the same way), as newborns, they just will not open wide until they are a little upset. Can't really strike a balance on that yet. I have to say though, this is my easiest nursing experience, although it hurts a bit at first, and I have to adjust his latch (pull out his lips), my nipples haven't bleed or cracked at all
It's the simple things in life that make me happy.
I also have not had any baby blues (yet- I am sure it could still happen), and I think that is b/c I know this is my last babe
, and I am just not about to miss this time, YK?
Mothernature, I am hoping your babe's tests come back ok, and that you won't have to start antibiotics, I know I would dread that right now too.