Oh I know, lame joke of a title...my only excuse is I've been married to Andrew for almost 7 years now...and lame jokes are his forte!
Anyway, back to the issue at hand. Mastitis...or an infection in the breast. Seriously, I guess I had to get something after having such an easy pregnancy and labor. I feel like it wasn't a bad case of mastitis but it did give me fever and chills on Sunday and makes nursing on the left side nearly bring tears to my eyes. And get this, continuing to nurse is one of the ways to keep the infection down. Tylenol or ibuprofen and an antibiotic seem to be making a dent in the pain.
People make breast feeding out to be this wonderful experience. You are providing your child with this life giving nourishment...blah, blah, blah. It is a good thing...however, it's a lot of work. Hard work. So, if you see a nursing mother be sure to remember, she's doing hard work!