10 things that make coping with mastitis easier

This week I have mainly spent hobbling around lop boobed thanks to mastitis.  Its not been fun or pretty but I'm surving thanks to these 10 factors.

1.  My husband. 
This week Mr frog you are my super hero today he did the washing including stuffing our reusable pocket nappies and making up a fresh batch of cheeky wipes

2. Hot baths
Ahh the relief I've been having two a day. I'd feel guilty but its still cheaper than formula and I can pretend to be still rocking this parenting thing by calling it sensory play.

3. Lanolin
Theres a reason it costs £10.49 (update on offer here for 7.19)a tube. However I would like to have a whinge (on the off chance George Osborne reads blog posts by SAHMs on mastitis) its pretty crap that lanolin is subject to VAT but formula isn't.

4. Antibiotics
I thought I was going to collapse a gibbering mess, before I got my mits on some flucloxacillon.  Have to say my experience at the walk in clinic was far preferable to 111 or d doc.

5. Feeding through
Breastfeeding on the hour, every hour. Yes please.   Suddenly perfect set up.  Compared to last week where I was like please just 5 more minutes?

6. Cheeky wipes
Instant hot compress by warming in the microwave. 

7. Cranberry juice
I'm probably over imagining the benefits but hey What's the worst that could happen by drinking a couple of litres of Cranberry juice a day.

8. The La leche league womanly art of breastfeeding
I explain this to my husband as the Wikipedia of boobs. I think he might of thought me misleading.

9. Other mum blogs
Dear Nurturestore, Badass breastfeeder mommaogmojo and Lactivist you are my light at the end of the tunnel soon I will feel like me again.

10. Resting
Yep today was the first day in weeks I haven't walked for four miles, wearing the baby whilst carrying shopping/library books/ changing bag. It's been like a holiday

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  1. Good tips! I really need to buy that book... I hope you feel better soon xx

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