Sorry I have been so MIA. I've been home alone with all 3 kids since coming home from the hospital last Monday. This week is the same, but Friday is DH's last day of work for an entire month! Then I will get some more help and be around more.
Things are going pretty good but BFing is really hard. So many people have looked at his latch and said it is fine but my nipples are so super painful. Then to top it off yesterday I got a clogged milk duct in my lower right breast. It was so painful I walked around crying for a few hours. I got mastitis when DS was a week old and I was afraid it was about to happen again.
Anyways, I wanted to share how easily I got rid of the clog! It was a freaking miracle! Maybe it was because I said a tearful prayer first but it's nice to know God answers prayers about breastfeeding LOL. I took off my shirt and got rid of the nursing bra. I used a warm compress on the affected area for 15 minutes. Then, I breastfed Em pretty much on my hands and knees, hanging over him on the bed. I'm not kidding, my super sore clogged boob was PAIN FREE within half an hour. I may have looked like a ****** hanging over him dripping milk like that, but if anyone ever gets a clogged duct, try nursing on your hands and knees! It worked so well.
Now I just have to worry about the latch. We have a BFing support center here at the hospital across the street but it's only open on friday afternoons. Hopefully I can make it until Friday.