Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Pat on the Back
So the last few days I have been dealing with Mastitis. This is an infection caused from nursing. And the third time I have had it. I had it mildly when Eli was really little and then twice just this summer. Let me tell you, it is AWFUL! For two nights I was up til the wee hours with cold and hot sweats, body shakes and vomiting. I am on some antibiotics for it and hopefully that clears it up soon. Mastitis can be very discouraging since it brings the milk supply down, and makes nursing a "latch and go" process since he seems to be frustrated with it too. But I just have to pat myself on the back (and so I guess this blog is just for me) that I have stuck with my nursing goals. In the beginning we struggled and I would cry through every feeding and then Mastitis three times...go me! Mostly, I am just thankful to have had the opportunity to nurse and bond with my baby and give him a healthy start in life. So while this infection is tough that is what keeps me going.