Saturday, October 21, 2006

Asked and answered

What is less fun than mastitis?

Recurrent mastitis.


What's less fun than recurrent mastitis?

Recurrent mastitis which causes your baby to have bloody spit-up, scares you half to death, and sends your poor feverish self rushing out to the pediatrician on a Saturday morning, only to be told that the baby's fine and that the blood probably came from your infected breast. Ugh!


Suz said...

Oh no! Oh yuck! Mastitis is so painful - I hope that it gets better soon.

Megan said...

Oh no! I hope you are feeling better soon!

Maggie said...

Yikes, I bet that's super scary! I hope you are feeling better soon.
I'm sure they told you, but I was told that to prevent it you have to completely empty each breast at every feeding. It's hard to do, but maybe you could try it if you haven't already.

Emma B. said...

Maggie, emptying a breast usually isn't a problem when nursing twins, since each baby is fed off a single breast. You don't switch them back and forth like you do singletons, so as long as both babies eat, both breasts get fully drained.

Nursing twins is harder in a lot of ways, but that one particular aspect is easier!