Re: Help help HELP PAIN!!!
of course your frustrated and unhappy. Those feelings are normal. It is such a emotional dilemma when you intelligently know that breastmilk and breastfeeding is the healthier/ biological way to nourish your newborns and you are in physical pain.
I read in your earlier posts that you suffered blood loss postpartum.
back before modern medicine, that alone usually did not bode well for the mother.
Please be kind and generous to yourself while you heal from major abdominal surgery, blood loss, and mastitis.
You can build your milk supply while your nipples heal, while you heal and while you twins thrive on pumped milk/ donated milk/ supplements if need be.
If the electric pump hurts, perhaps you might have better luck with good old fashioned hand expressing
it still takes the same 20 minutes and if you hand express and then follow up on the pump you might have good results.
I wish there was someway to send DH back to work with hugs and kisses, and get a postpartum doula to help you at home.
maybe there is one available who will work on a sliding scale or will count the time she works for you as a learning experience...
DD#1 July 1986 VB
DD#2 April 1988 c/sec
DS#3 April 1990 VBAC
DS#4 June 1993 VB
DD#5 April 2001 c/sec
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