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    Relactation In One Breast ONLY?

    Long story short: when my daughter was about 2-3 months old, I had endured mastitis 4 times and, thanks to a lack of knowledgeable medical support, ultimately ended up with the most severe abscess...
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    Re: Too Engorged and No Milk Coming Out

    Thank you so much to every one of you. Truly. As you can imagine, this has been extremely difficult on me emotionally and physically. Your support and kind words are invaluable to me during this...
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    Re: Too Engorged and No Milk Coming Out

    I went and saw a doctor Monday at our state's medical university. He took one look and called the hospital across the street to put me in surgery immediately. Apparently, I had a massive, massive...
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    Re: Too Engorged and No Milk Coming Out

    I went Friday night and the ER doctor was a total jerk. Couldn't have been more apparent that, as a doctor specializing in emergency medicine, he had never seen anything like this in his life. I was...
  5. Question About Painkillers / Antibiotics and BF

    So I'm still battling the issue with my other breast being so messed up, and my daughter (8 weeks) is being few exclusively from the other breast for the last few weeks and is gaining weight...
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    Re: Too Engorged and No Milk Coming Out

    I just wanted to update this thread in the event that anyone else ever has a problem like me.

    First, I had my post-partum follow-up with my midwife today. She asked how I was when she walked in...
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    Re: Too Engorged and No Milk Coming Out

    If one side dries up and I nurse her for, say, a year exclusively on one side, will my boobs be different or lopsided once I wean? Seems like the side she nursed on would be more saggy or something....
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    Re: Too Engorged and No Milk Coming Out

    BTW, I've tried taking 400 mg ibuprofen during this time with no obvious improvement. I wonder if taking more or taking prescription-strength would make any noticeable difference.

    I actually wish...
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    Re: Too Engorged and No Milk Coming Out

    I haven't really tried the reverse pressure softening, but I'm a little afraid to do it. I'm sure I have at least one plugged duct - could that make things worse? Won't it hurt like heck?

    I'll be...
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    Re: Too Engorged and No Milk Coming Out

    I just called Medela and spoke with a very nice lady who was not a LC but gave me a few suggestions (albeit the same old stuff, like warm shower just before pumping, etc.). She said she had had a...
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    Re: Too Engorged and No Milk Coming Out

    I spoke with my lactation consultant, who let me take home a rental pump today. It's a Medela Symphony, supposedly one of the best hospital-grade pumps out there....and still just drops, if anything....
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    Re: Biting/chewing PAIN :( Help!?

    I had (have - we're still working it out) the same problem, and one thing I found that helped a little for us through experimentation was nursing her with me on my back and her stomach-to-stomach...
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    Too Engorged and No Milk Coming Out

    I am nursing my 7 week old baby girl from one breast because I have had so much trouble with the other (4 bouts of mastitis and thrush on that side) that it hurt too much to nurse. I haven't...
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    Possible abscess? PLEASE help.

    I'm a 22 year old first time mom with a 5 week old baby girl. I have been breastfeeding her since birth, but I am now on my third bout of mastitis. This time is different. It started with sudden...
  15. FTM in Excruciating Pain From BFing - PLEASE Help

    I am a 22 y/o first time mom with a five day old little girl. We are having some real trouble with her shallow latch / clamping down. My nipples are almost destroyed at this point. They have turned...
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