It's a mad business.
Breastfeeding. And the stakes are high. Not as simple as wanting Milla to thrive. It's about every aspect of daily life and family relationships and physicality.
Maybe there's nothing wrong. I have blisters and a scab. But not much pain when she feeds. It burns afterwards. So. Is that life? Or is there a problem?
One dear friend suggests not enough supply. Try to relax.
Another, thrush. Get medication and air boobs.
The maternal health nurse says attachment looks fine, treat for thrush anyway.
The chemist says breastfeeding hurts and to take Panadol and suck it up.
I'll breastfeed every four hours, both sides, for 20-30 minutes with minimal discomfort. Then a half serve of formula. And I'll take probiotics and air boobs and rinse with bicarb.
And Milla will continue to be cheerful and eat whatever I put in front of her.
|After feeding today. Ha. Cutie.|