Seriously, thank goodness for cabbage leaves and the football hold. Both of those were lifesavers this weekend.
On Friday night the relief I finally got was from cold cabbage leaves placed on my affected boob and then pumping a little before putting Roo to my breast using the football hold. Those three things finally gave me the sweet relief I was needing.
It was wonderful! Then on Saturday afternoon my other boob became engorged. Immediately, I went to the fridge for the cabbage leaves, pumped a bit off and had Roo nurse using the football hold. Again, relief within two feeding sessions.
She has been cluster feeding. A. LOT. I can’t wait until this growth spurt ends because I think that is contributing to my engorgement problems. I also stopped taking the fenugreek since clearly my supply concerns are no longer valid!!
This experience has taught me a good lesson: this too shall pass and as bad as it gets, it will get better so I just need to hang in there. Breast feeding is probably one of the top two hardest parts of motherhood so far. I certainly wasn’t expecting it to be so hard even though people warned me.
Hope that you all are having a great weekend!!