Posts Tagged ‘mastitis’

Mastitis!? NO!

Thursday, August 27th, 2009 by by

I just got back from the pharmacy to pick up my drugs. I have this horrible condition called Mastitis which I am sure many breastfeeding moms are aware of. It is an infection of the breast that can cause swelling, pain, and redness.

Being the smart person I am, I decided that it would be great to sleep on my stomach last night. When I ever so gently turned myself onto my stomach and my boobs smushed into the mattress, I thought “wow, this hurts”. But still, due to exhaustion, I passed right out.

So I guess it would not be surprising at all that I woke up this morning in horrible pain in my left breast. I thought I had just (more…)


Mama Drama

Sunday, June 21st, 2009 by by

Yep, that is right. I’ve got some drama to deal with. Ok, I shouldn’t say it is really drama but it is all about me. Ah, these wonderful kids really did a number on me physically. Let’s start from the beginning.

Some of you know I have been battling recurring mastitis. Something I don’t really like to talk about because I get the whole, “Why don’t you quit?” line from people. The truth of the matter is Ian isn’t ready to wean and sometimes as a parent, you do what you have to do to provide. Sure, he is almost 15 mths old BUT he is also the babe that is most susceptible to getting sick and it affecting him greatly so with that said, we are still truckin’. He only nurses twice a day, which is fine by me. I love the cuddle time. Don’t worry, the girls get PLENTY of mommy time throughout the day.

Back to the topic. Sorry about that. Recurring mastitis. I think that my 1st bout from back in Feb was not treated correctly. Nothing against Dr. A’s nurse but from everything I have gathered, treatment should be 10-14 days and I only got 7 days worth so of course the mastitis came back again in March. Same course of treatment. Then again in April, May and now June. Hmft. What gives? I decided it was time for a 2nd opinion.

I went to my GP this time. I also went in armed with information as to why *I* thought I was getting it over and over again. She is a smart lady; I tell ya. She beat me to every single thing (more…)

Ongoing battle with mastitis

Sunday, March 15th, 2009 by by

Yep, ongoing. Won’t go away with only 7 days of meds so we are doing 10 this time around and hopefully it will kick it in the butt. This time it was because of clogged ducts and that is because I am weaning. I also got a fever for 24 hrs. The good thing? I got to nap yesterday AND it has killed my supply on the right side so dropping down to 2 pumps a day was EASY. My goal is to be done with the pump on April 7th so we don’t have to rent it for another month. I have a little hand pump that is excellent; the Avent Isis if anyone is interested in knowing.

I know I have blogged about this several times and there are some readers that are thinking, “Get over it already.” Well, I am happy to say that I am actually ready for this. I feel like I have fulfilled my commitment to my children by supplying them with breast milk for this long. I have suffered in many ways, but each time was well worth the reward. I have enough milk stored in the freezer to provide them 75% of my milk until they turn one and then it is on to whole milk! I will, however, continue to breastfeed Ian as long as he wants.

Other than that, things have been going well around here. The kids are becoming quite good at feeding themselves. Of the 3, Sofi and Ian will eat ANYTHING. Gabi, not so much. She refuses veggies, even new ones she has never tried like asparagus. The other 2 gobbled it up. I will continue to put the veggies on her tray and hope (more…)