Coz if Mastitis wasn't bad enough

Discussion in 'Breastfeeding' started by Sarah88, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. Sarah88

    Sarah88 Full time working mummy

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    Looks like i've got thrush! :cry:
    Bf'ing has been nothing but trouble for me so far, first she wouldn't attach, then she couldn't get onto my right side, then mastitis and now thrush. I see why so many ppl give up bf'ing! I'm lucky to have a good support network but with the amount of pain my nipples give me i'm almost ready to quit. Not an option when ur mums a lactation consultant tho. Sigh.

    Hopefully the cream will work though and things can start looking up!
     
  2. Samantha675

    Samantha675 Maybe baby #3?!?

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    Oh hun, I am so sorry you have had such a horrible time. I have had mastitis 3 times, the first time was before I had even had Bren. It is horrible and sucks big time. Hopefully things will turn around and you will get to start enjoying BFing. I do promise that the longer you go, the better it gets.
     
  3. Sarah88

    Sarah88 Full time working mummy

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    I could handle the mastitis, it didn't last that log coz I just fed Savannah on that side until it cleared but the thrush is almost unbearable!
     
  4. Alexas Mommy

    Alexas Mommy Well-Known Member

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    hope things get better for you. it is true though that it gets way better with time. i have never had thrust, but had mastitis twice, and that in its own is awful. again hope things get better! :hug:
     
  5. BlackBerry25

    BlackBerry25 Helena & Elliot <3

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    :( I was in the same boat. I however did quit, lol.
     
  6. amelia222

    amelia222 Well-Known Member

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    What!!!??? Humans get mastitis too? I've only ever heard of it in cows (grew up around a lot of dairy farms)
     
  7. Sarah88

    Sarah88 Full time working mummy

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    I didn't know they did either until I got it! It's not fun, but easy enough to get rid of.
     
  8. Whisper

    Whisper Mummy to DD & DS

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    Hun i can sympathise with you i had thrush and mastitis too about 3weeks ago, it was omg sooo painful!
    If you still want to b/f you just got to work through it and time does go surprinsingly fast, i remember in those first few thinking i would never make the 6week mark and that has just flashed by in an instance.
    Fortunately both have cleared up and i can happily say after 8weeks of breastfeeding i don't get any pain whatsoever. The only issue now is if i am making enough 'boobie juice'...lol

    you are doing a great job, keep it up :D
    x
     

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