Hi, I'm moving over here from Pregnant Over 35. I am 40 and just had a baby girl on Thanksgiving. We've had a rough start. After being induced I went through 12 hrs of very painful labor and 2 hrs of pushing but she was stuck and wouldn't descend so I had to have an emergency c-section. I lost a lot of blood and had to have a transfusion.
We tried to nurse but haven't been successful. She has latching issues, I've had supply issues, and now I have mastitis.
I've been doing everything I'm supposed to do- hot shower massaging the breast, heat before pumping and cold compress after, but I'm not getting anything out of the side with mastitis and that was my good side before.
Does anyone have any experience with this? Any advice for what else might help? I've been on antibiotics since Sunday night so hopefully they will kick in soon but I need to get the milk out. Really frustrated right now.
Me:41, DH:41 Positive for MTHFR mutations- one copy C677T, one copy A1298C. One daughter born on Thanksgiving in 2013. Six losses.