We had a seriously great summer: water parks, hot dogs, boogie boards, chicken nuggets, baseball games, Planet Ice, beach time, restaurants, boat rides, great wine, crabs, plenty of Shandy, the ferry, trips to DC and the beach and the Chesapeake Bay, gas in the car, nights at the pool, souvenirs, Thrashers, Funland. Dinners out with the girls, with the family, with my husband. Ice cream? Sure! Just one more glass? Oh, why not – we’re on vacation.
And then September hits like a visit from the Truth Fairy. Your pants don’t fit and your wallet is empty. It’s time to spend less and eat less and definitely drink less. Waaah waaah waaaaaah.
When your breasts are bleeding, ready to explode and being abused in ways you never imagined, you don’t need a doctor, you need a girlfriend. Preferably, a girlfriend with her own set that have been challenged in the same way. So, here I am. Your girlfriend that has been there and who just happens to be a pediatrician too.
1. I am pretty sure my nipples are going to fall off, they are so cracked and bleeding, what can I do?
Most breastfeeding moms have about a 5-10 day period of sore, cracked and bleeding nipples. There are a few things you can do to minimize the discomfort and a few things you can do to alleviate the pain.
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Happy New Year!Forget January 1 -- September is the REAL New Year. Back to school means new teachers, new classmates, new routines. New soccer teams, new practice schedules, new teammates, new age groups. New shoes. And for mom, a new opportunity to … [Read More...]
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