Hey ladies! My little Nicholas is doing great, but I am coming down with something. Woke up today with headache, chills, and fever. My boobs are sooo engorged and tender. No redness though. My other issue is I haven't used the bathroom since he was born... 6 days ago! My tummy is just now starting to hurt. Other than colace what can I take? I took 6 colace capsules last night and 6 today. I just drank some mirolax. I called the triage nurse and am waiting to hear back.
Baby #3 due July 6 2013
FWIW when I had mastitis my boobs weren't red until after my fever broke. And it's generally the same with clogs for me. I'll feel the clog, know it's there but the redness doesn't show for a couple days and typically by then the worst of it is over (since I get them so often I'm on top of them). That is exactly how I felt with mastitis I hope you're feeling better soon!
First, hugs to you. sorry you're sick.
I like to think of myself as an unfortunate expert in constipation so here's my advice:
First, start taking Benefiber 3xs a day with water. Drink LOTS of water. Second to get things started use a suppository like Fleet, at your normal "go" time, until you are able to get a nice stool (only once per "go" time a day though, repeat each day at the same time until it works). Third, before bed, take as directed Milk of Magnesia, but stop as soon as you get things moving or you'll go over board. Once things are moving you can stop the suppository and Milk of magnesia but continue the Benefiber for a few days or as long as you want.
Colace never worked for me so I stopped taking it all together. Also, it gets in the breast milk so be prepared to change a lot of poopy diapers!
Last edited by fireflies11; 12-21-2011 at 03:57 PM.
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I hope you feel better soon. From what I understand, the only thing to help mastitis is to let the milk out. Pump, feed, pump, feed. (is that right??) I thought I had it because I was so engorged, my boobs were killing me, and I also had the chills so I read up on it a little bit. Lots of pumping, massage, hot showers helped.
You ladies are right! I have mastitis. I went to get checked. She started me on penicillin. Just sent DH to pick it up. She said to take dulcolax. If that doesn't work I will go straight to milk of mag and benefiber. I just really don't want laxative cramps on top of everything else. Nick is a big time cluster feeder at night. I'm hoping to get some relief from nursing!
Baby #3 due July 6 2013
I would say get with your doc asap... with all of those issues! I hope you feel better soon!
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