Friday, March 23, 2007

Day 40 - Soothing patches

I thought the pain of breastfeeding was behind me. For the first week and a half I hurt. My breasts bled and were cracked. But then, miraculously, the pain went away. This made me think I was in the clear.

Nope. For the past three or four days I've been in pain again. I guess he's sucking harder or longer. Honestly, I don't know, but it hurts again.

I'm lucky this time though.

One of my friends, Annemarie, sent me a goody package that included some gel breast pads. I tried them last night and they truly helped! They were cool and definitely relieving.

I highly recommend them if anyone else is suffering breast pain. Got any other soothing suggestions?

3 Comments:

Blogger Ashley said...

All of a sudden a few weeks ago I experienced some pain again too. I think Caileigh and I were getting lazy with latch. I usually put lanolin on and try and let them air dry. You can also put the milk on the nipples and let that dry with the air. Hope you feel better soon!

10:25 PM  
Blogger Pregnantly Plump said...

It's amazing what breast milk can do!

8:08 PM  
Blogger Mummy M said...

Have you tried a lanolin cream like Lansinoh? I found it really useful in the early days when I got sore and cracked.

9:19 AM  

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