Hi, everybody, this is my first time posting. I have a wonderful 11 month old, Ben, and we have a beautiful breastfeeding relationship. We co-sleep, he nurses a lot for comfort and suckles a lot throughout the night. I just love the intimacy and close bond breastfeeding has brought us. I have had two bouts of severe mastitis that both landed me in the hospital. Not only has this taken its toll on me, but my husband and mom have to use sick days to care for Ben when I'm ill. I don't know if I can expect them to keep doing this for me if I keep getting breast infections. I had planned on nursing Ben for at least another year, and ideally for as long as he wanted to do it because i enjoy it too. I feel if we stopped now it would be traumatic for both of us, I'm sure Ben more than me. I don't know why this is happenning, It probably has something to do with the nighttime feedings. Also, I am always getting plugged ducts if i miss a feeding. I don't feel run down, but I am sure that I am because I haven't really gotten a full nights sleep since before Ben was born. Has anybody else had this problem, or does anybody have any suggestions on how I should go about this?
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