I thought about naming my post about Amber and Hazel 'The Twins' but thought people might think I was expecting...
If I ever do have twins I would like 'one of a kind' onzies for them ;-)
The twins I am blogging about today are sweater yams. I think I had a bit of mastitis this past weekend.
Mastitis is an infection of the breast tissue(can be caused by a clogged milk duct) that results in breast pain, swelling, warmth and redness of the breast. If you have mastitis, you might also experience fever and chills. Most commonly affects women who are breast-feeding (lactation mastitis), although in rare circumstances this condition can occur outside of lactation. In most cases, lactation mastitis occurs within the first three months after giving birth (postpartum), but it can happen later during breast-feeding. The condition can leave you feeling exhausted and rundown, making it difficult to care for your baby. Sometimes mastitis leads a mother mistakenly to wean her baby before she intends to. But you can continue breast-feeding while you have mastitis.
I am very relieved and thankful I was able to take care of it myself and it wasn't nearly as bad as photos I saw while looking for a good definition. YIKES/YEOW! (pretty sure most people have the flu like symptoms after the lumps or inflammation...but you all know I am weird)Saturday I was feeling really lazy and spent that night in the bathroom with my back against the cold wall, or snuggled up with a fuzzy blanket on the couch. Sunday I wasn't feeling that great but thought getting out would help and there was a meeting I needed to attend. That night I woke in severe pain in my armpit. I had a feeling it was milk related so I nursed Estrella on that side, didn't seem to feel any better so I got up and eventually talked myself into feeling the painful pit! I felt three lumps one was the size of an olive and about as hard another was like a large frozen pea and again about as hard there was another about the same size but softer. So now knowing lumps are causing my pain I have a bit of a panic, then decide to visit Dr Google...he was no help lumps in the armpit could be hundreds of things. I decided to continue as if it were a milk issue and go to a doctor if it didn't start getting better by Tuesday. I nursed on the one side and pumped on the other placed hot washcloths up in my armpit gently Monday night I went for a walk with a woman who has had it a few times and she told to massage it..HA Yeah right! I think I had been told that before because I had already planned a hot shower with the massage spray(also thankful I talked Nick into letting me get a fancy shower head while preggers) That helped A TON. Tuesday early AM there was only one lump later there was 2 again but much softer and far less pain. I have continued to focus on nursing on the one side the pain has reduced daily. Today there is no pain and no lumps!!!!!!!<------Just so you know I danced as I did each of those exclamation points!
If your interested in some more bizarre info on boobs check out this link...http://www.geekologie.com/image.php?path=/2010/02/24/chest-yams-large.jpg