Well, I know this is probably TMI for any males that read my blog, but if you do read this, I gave you fair warning...
I have had the hardest time with breastfeeding over the past five months. Hudson and I have given each other thrush back and forth five times and now I have mastitis! Yowzers! No one prepared me before I had children as to how difficult breastfeeding could be. I do it because I know it is so good for them, and I honestly love the bonding time with them. That being said, I don't know how much longer I can stick this out! He likes formula, which I offer to him usually once a day. So it seems easier to give up and let him take formula instead of dealing with all of these horrible, painful infections.
I am now taking an antibiotic to get rid of the infection. I was up all night with a horrible case of the fever and chills and my body is so achy and sore, it hurts to even be touched! What the?! Who knew that mastitis would do that to your body! Now I know some of you are probably wondering why in the world I am sharing such personal information... but I look to you mothers out there for help and answers. Any helpful tips to make my breastfeeding experience better?
Thanks in advance for any helpful advice!