Boob update…

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I love my mum's milk!

So I’m hoping this is the 3rd and final post on my boobs. Well for now anyway!

I’m pleased to report that last week I went for a check up with the Breast Surgeon and he drained the abscess again – but thankfully this time it had only filled up with milk. So yes that makes it 6 needles in my boob in 6 days.

I’m still a little nervous that the lump is still there, but the surgeon assured me it would heal. In the meantime Sophie and I are powering on.

I’m very determined NOT to get mastitis again and definitely not let it get to the point it did last time. I’m now slightly paranoid about every red mark I see, but at least I know what to look for.

My original goal was to breastfeed for 12 months. If we get there fantastic. But right now I’d be happy to make it to 6 months!

Thank you so much to everyone for their lovely comments and encouragement. A friend said to me the other day, it takes a community to raise a baby. And without our community, in real life and online we would not have survived the last few weeks.

  • Another Amy
    November 15, 2010

    Oh Ami – all i can say is owww! I don’t have kids so have never breast fed, but like you I always think it is something I thought I would do for 12 months! I didn’t consider the pain and issues that surround that. Thanks for being so honest and allowing other mums and future mums to not feel so scared about talking about it. Any breast milk you do give her, Sophie will be so grateful, so don’t put pressure on yourself to do more than you physically can. I hope the abscess stays clear, and you have no more dramas with breast feeding!

  • Anna
    November 15, 2010

    Great posts, good luck with it. I breastfed my son for 5.5 months and it felt like about 15 months. I felt like I gave him a good start to life, you are doing a great job!

  • Naomi
    November 16, 2010

    I’m so glad things have improved for you.
    It’s great that you are keeping going, but also being realistic & kind to yourself.

    Sophie certainly looks like a gorgeous, thriving, happy baby!


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