Battled my worst plugged duct ever yesterday, owwww. I ate raw garlic, put it under the hot shower, nursed in every weird position imaginable, hot towel, lots of water, massaged, nursed every 2 hours, took a hot bath and massaged again... finally went to bed worried. Liam nursed again about 90 minutes later then again around 4am, after that one it was feeling a little better but still not good. Then he got up at 7am and with that feeding it felt soooo much better. Now I've fed him again and that boob feels sortof bruised, but happily empty finally, no more lumps. My nipple has 1 small spot that's white and stings like a blister.
I am suspecting he's nursing not as well because he's teething. I also wonder about wearing 1 underwire bra in particular so will shelve that almost-sexy one for just special evenings = must..do..more... laundry, lol.
What am I supposed to do with a teething baby, dope him up all the time?? I suppose hot cloth before nursing might help me from this problem next time, I should get in that habit. What a way to wrap up 6 months EBF!!! Yay me, I should buy myself some flowers.
Congrats on 6 mo EBF!!! I hit 5 yesterday :) I HATE plugged ducts! Glad you got it sorted out! WILD to think you're at 6 months already! Time FLIES!
Well I might have bought myself flowers, had I actually left the house, lol. Do you remember this saying?:
“Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” Elizabeth Stone
Well here's my jk version: The decision to breastfeed your baby is like choosing to forever have your boobs out. ;)