The vicious cycle.

Here’s the vicious cycle I have found myself trapped in this week. Baby has jaundice, billirubins make baby sleep all.the.time. Baby misses feedings. Mama’s milk gets backed up, her ducts get clogged and she gets a fever, Mastitis. Mama works really hard to express/pump/feed all the milk. Body says, “OH hey! Make more milk, we are out!” Baby still has jaundice, billirubins make baby sleep all.the.time. Baby misses feedings. Mama’s milk gets backed up, her ducts get clogged and she gets a fever…

This too shall pass. It’s hard to be really upset when I am holding such a cutie pie through all of this. Although the first night the mastitis showed up a had a wee bit of a postpartum meltdown.

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