I'm not looking for any sort of advice this time (surprise, surprise!). Just need to vent. My hubby is in the CG and is currently out at sea so I can't call him, and my family is in another time zone so it's almost 1am there...so thankful I at least have this forum!
LO is 6 weeks old and we've had our fair share of BF problems...I finally thought I was on the right track - even told my mom earlier today that we are 100% better than we were 2 weeks ago, and we were on the right track.
On Tuesday, I was put on a 2nd round of antibiotics for mastitis, along with 3 doses of anti-yeast stuff as a preventative, and a 2nd round of APNO cream to help my nipples along...I was REALLY hoping that this would be our last battle before smooth sailing. But the last 2 nights I've had a fever, and then tonight all of a sudden, my nipples and breasts are incredibly sore. I think his 6 week growth spurt is starting and I honestly don't know how I'm going to cope. I am here all alone with no help at all. I stopped nursing over an hour ago and my breasts are throbbing as I type. Both breasts are pink and tender, and my nipples look like they have huge holes in them. I pumped earlier today to get some of the "hard" spots out that wouldn't resolve with heat & massage alone.
I just started bawling this last nursing session & even warmed up a bottle of expressed milk for him (which he refused). He seems so hungry that he's not happy unless he's attached to my nipple - which is causing me so, so, so much pain.
Anyway - thanks for listening...wish me luck.