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motherhood, day 7

My post-dural headache is GONE. Thank gods.

I have taken two showers and brushed my hair twice in my son's lifetime.

Aiden has a belly button!

Secret of motherhood #37: nursing HURTS. Much like shoving white-hot spikes through my nipples would, I imagine. I've been assured that my technique is fine and the pain will go away, but it may be a week or so. So I've been introduced to the wonders of the breast pump to give my poor nipples the occasional break.

I'm actually getting plenty of sleep. There's just something wrong about that....

And finally, there is a finite, non-zero chance that there will be a six-and-a-half-day-old baby at Mass this evening :)

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patsmor
Sep. 10th, 2006 05:44 pm (UTC)
Re: What she said...
Lanolin is wonderful. Let them air dry first, then the lanolin at least half the time. He's going to develop a little "nursing bump" on his upper lip, maybe his lower, too. That's perfectly OK. I don't know if you wear body jewelry of any kind, but nursing is sort of like that -- your nipples aren't used to being wet and pulled on every two hours for 5-20 minutes at a time, each, and then put away under a bra or a bra and a nursing pad. If you give them a chance to dry out, then put the lanolin on, they'll toughen faster. (And if you change your nursing pad, if you're using one, more frequently, it will help, too.)
patsmor
Sep. 10th, 2006 05:49 pm (UTC)
Re: What she said...
That is, air dry at least half the time, and then lanolin when they are dry. Not lanolin half the time. And the breast milk rubbed in really does help heal nearly anything faster.

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