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.