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Seriously Broken Update

Yep, it’s mastitis. It came on fast.
Fever was 101.5 an hour ago and now 102.4.
Called OB who called in RX which I will take for 10 days.

Then I called LC who said I can still BF, but do it as normal–when the boys eat. Then pump afterwards to empty the breast.
Woohoo. I can get some sleep!

HN is staying late and doing bedtime routine, thank god for her. No date night this week.

So dizzy. So cold. This bites.
The good news is that the broken titty is less lumpy after Whoop Whoop stayed on for an hour.

Thanks for all of your comments.

PS. I’d read about the comb/hot shower thing and tried that this morning. No dice.

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16 Comments

  • Reply Laurie July 14, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    :(

    Hope you feel better soon!

  • Reply duck July 14, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Mastitis sucks. I got that too when the twins were just a few weeks old, I was exhausted and shivering, not fun. But the good news is the script starts to work after a few days so hang in there.

  • Reply Melissa July 14, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Oh no!! I’m so so sorry. Yay for sleep, get some rest and feel better.

  • Reply glamcookie July 14, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    ICK! Hope you’re feeling better quickly!

  • Reply tbean July 14, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Sorry you are suffering and in pain! I hope the meds work fast!

  • Reply Jackie July 14, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Yikes! Good luck!

  • Reply Kate July 14, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Sounds horrible- hope it heals fast and you feel better- get some rest.

  • Reply Jen July 14, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Unforunately, I had a feeling. I am so sorry and I am glad you have a Rx this early and you will be well on the road to recovery!

  • Reply Next in Line July 14, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Gosh rest up as much as you can Puffer. Go Whoop Whoop! Keep up those long nursing sessions and empty that breast.

  • Reply B and D July 14, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Boo on mastitis!! I hope the meds kick on fast and you feel better soon!

  • Reply wishinghopingpraying July 15, 2010 at 12:38 am

    You poor thing. OUCH! I hope the meds work quickly and you can get some rest.

  • Reply existere July 15, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Sending you good booby vibes! Feel better soon, boobies.

  • Reply CD and SP July 15, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    ouch ouch ouch. hope your magic boob is on the mend sooner than later!

  • Reply cindyhoo2 July 15, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Hope you feel better soon!

  • Reply Angela Gail July 16, 2010 at 12:23 am

    Hope you are doing better today!!

  • Reply Carrie July 22, 2010 at 4:13 am

    omg i feel your pain! I get mastitis every month, it’s so annoying. I remember feeling like id been hit by a truck, and being super cold, too. Luckily the meds work great, and usually after 4 days I feel much better. I hope you are feeling better now, and I am so psyched for your GG success! So cool!

    Also, I keep meaning to send a message regarding your previous post about being worn out, breastfeeding nonstop, etc. I started to suffer PPD while trying to breastfeed, and I eventually just went to pumping. It allowed me to BF when I felt capable, but also allow my partner to feed Samantha. Plus with pumping I could pump on my schedule, and always have milk ready for samantha.

    I really do feel you should get some babysitters, and give yourself a break. Also, we offer about 3-4oz of formula a day, since about 4 weeks. I think our culture has built up formula to be so evil, like it’s feeding your baby battery acid, but formula is actually really good. Not as good as bm, but still good. If you are up for it, i would recommend having Chicken (or you) formula feed just once a day, if that helps. Especially before bedtime, so your pups will sleep better. You truly need a break I wish I lived closer because id offer to babysit for a few days/nights to give you a break!

    If you decide to allow just one feeding of formula a day, it will really improve your mood, your mental/physical state. You DO need a break. Im worried about you. *hugs* What i can say from my own experience is – once we agreed to do formula once a day, the PPD went away, and I was able to enjoy my baby so much more……versus the stress of trying to BF all the time. Between pumping and a formula feed, i felt 100x better.

    I know youll do whatever is best for your situation, just wanted to offer some assvice. :) love ya and am thinking about you!

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