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Old 09-30-2012, 11:55 AM   #15
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Lots of good advice! The only thing I didn't see mentioned that threw me for a loop with nursing was that I ran a low grade fever for nearly a week when my milk came in. I felt achy and had symptoms of mastitis without having an actual infection. Nothing some Motrin didn't fix though!

I totally agree with PP about nurses and doctors not knowing much about nursing (and I say that as a nurse!) Sadly there just isn't a lot of training in breastfeeding going on. Finding a support group, either in real life or online, is hugely important. We are celebrating 6 months of ebf this week and I wouldn't trade the experience for anything!
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