For the love of boobs, can we please talk about this? – LaVie Mom

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For the love of boobs, can we please talk about this?

For the love of boobs, can we please talk about this?

“So, I assume someone’s spoken with you about what happens next? Engorgement?” the doctor asked me in the recovery unit.

“I’ve read about it. That’s when my milk comes in?” I replied as I desperately tried to get my newborn to latch.

He went on,“Yes and it may get…you know….” as he gestured with his hands out in front of him that my boobs were, in fact, about to get huge.

“Are your breasts red? Hot? Tender?,” the on-call doctor asked on our 2am phone call.

“I think so. All I know is that I have intense chills and I’m in excruciating pain. How do I make it stop? What should I do?” I begged.

“Ok, well, I’m not sure if we should medicate just yet. Typically, with mastitis….” his voice trailed off.

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