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Things that helped me get over nipple thrush I’m so glad I persevered with breastfeeding, because for the past 4 months it’s been dead easy.  For the first 6 months it wasn’t.   One night Simon came home to find Joshi and I on the couch, crying.  I was in pain everytime he fed and he was feeding a lot.  As it turned out, I had nipple thrush.   I got it in the first couple of weeks only to have it disappear and then return again.  It was horrible. ...

Fenugreek seeds – my boobies’ NBF (new best friend) I had this day last week when, by the end of it, my boobie milk was really low.  And while we’ve started Joshi on solids he’s hardly getting a whole lot of non-boobie milk food down that little hole called ‘mouth.’  I was at a bit of loose end though, coz he was obviously hungry and my low supply just wasn’t cutting the grade.  Time to go surfing with Dr Google … I typed...

  What Helped Me Get Over Mastitis … From Left: buckwheat, apple cider vinegar, bicarb, PH test kit, Slippery Elm I can’t tell you how sore it was, my boob, that day I got mastitis. Ouch!  It felt incredibly tender and bruised.  Fortunately we were at Korin’s home for afternoon tea (Korin’s our friend as well as our doula, and is a wealth of information).  She said I should feed him with his chin pressing into the sore bit.  OMG.   So I...

Remedies For Sore Nipples – Cabbage, Lansinoh, Coconut Butter, Camomile, Marshmellow Root and Boobie Disks I wasn’t so sure about it at first, breastfeeding that is, partly because I wasn’t breastfed as a baby.  And partly because for so many years I wasn’t interested in having kids!  So I’d never given it much thought.  But when I was pregnant and lying around like a beached whale, I read about it.  And the more I read, the more committed I became...