I was watching TV with my mother one day while she was recuperating from a fractured pelvis and someone asked Dr. Oz about getting the same kind of rash when she went dancing. He said it was heat rash and suggested that she use an anti-persperant on her thighs and that would keep her legs from sweating and, therefore, take care of the rash. Just passing on my plethora of useless knowledge! Good luck.
– Thank you Ellen! I hope you’re right because I just finished reading up on the alternatives and they’re not pretty. The one thing that’s odd is that it feels like someone punched me where the rash is and it’s painful to the touch.
Just looking at my morning paper after a long shift and there is a picture of a woman with only part of her face showing under a big fur hood and a scarf wrapped high around her chin with the caption, “a commuter bundles up against extreme cold conditions Tuesday in Chicago” —and you’ve been running with a single layer on your legs???? Maybe you have frostbite!!! Or other skin/nerve damage, especially of you used a laptop on your lap immediately after running. Or else it sounds like shingles (hope not)!!!
Ah, those Moms (and nurses)–they usually do know what is best–even if it’s not something we want to hear–or do. I think I’d ask her about that rash (-: AND wait until spring to start that running again
Keeping up the prayer support on the west coast….
– I was thinking frostbite too but the only picture I found it looked similar to was hives. The good news though, is that it’s almost all cleared up this morning and the pain is gone. I think you’re right about the laptop too. Darn nurses.
Hi Deborah. I read your post this am while it was 17 degrees outside, snowing and my husband was running in SHORTS! As soon as he got back, I told him that I thought that you had frostbite from doing practically the same thing. He said that our neighbor chastised him for the same thing. So glad to hear that it is better. Stay warm!
– See, I’m in good company!
You DO know that I’m a La Leche League Leader don’t you? Truth be told, I would have told you to eat more too…AND take the horse pills…AND eat oatmeal. I am going to post on our leader board and see if anyone has any ideas that don’t make your scale tip (like you need to worry).
– Yes, I now remember you or your sister mentioning it. So was my mother back in the day. In fact my parents spearheaded the movement with the founders of La Leche. Yes, I was born at home surrounded by burning candles, a peace sign framed on the wall and a “make love, not war” sign over my head.
Good for you for doing what you need to do for yourself and your baby. I remember after I had my 3rd, the hospital over-dosed me on after-birth pitocin and I ended up with chronic mastitis. So I pumped full time and got enough grief from someone who said I just must get back to breastfeeding. Every lactation consultant said she was nursing just fine. (Really?) I was really embarrassed that I had a bottle for my baby in church even if it was my milk. But you know, she’s suffered no ill-effects that I know of and she’s respectful and sweet. And if the truth be known, I have given a newborn a few tablespoons of formula when they gave me pitocin and my milk took forever to come in. It got us through a couple extra nights. And I didn’t have any trouble nursing. PLus, I know you are a great mom.
I doubt St. Peter at the Pearly Gates will mind if you used some baby food!
– Thank you Julie! And me too on that “few tablespoons of formula” because my milk took a week to come in with a few of them. It was like I ordered a baby and milk, and my body forgot about the milk.
Don’t beat yourself up! We all have in our heads this “ideal” that we try to reach, whether it be labor and delivery, breastfeeding, schooling, housework, the list goes on and on and on and on. Yet, at the same time if someone else is struggling we are very supportive and remind them that, ultimately, THAT IDEAL DOESN’T MATTER (while in the back of our heads we add, FOR YOU)!!! But truly you know that it doesn’t matter how your baby gets fed, as long as he gets enough. I had a similar issue with Vincas. He was 10lb 8oz and I actually had a nurse tell me I would definitely have to supplement cause there was no way my milk would be able to keep up. Well I proved her wrong but it was pretty much around the clock and I did have to start baby food at around 4 months but continued to nurse to a year. Then when number 4 was only 3 months old I suddenly stopped making enough milk. I did every thing they say to do to no avail. I CRIED when I finally had to put her entirely on formula at 6 months after confirming that the reason my body wouldn’t produce enough milk was because I was pregnant again! I actually cringe when I hear people with these absolutes for when you should or should not start baby food. Every baby and every situation is different, even within the same family. Anyway, you know that the most important thing is a healthy baby AND a healthy mom and there is no strict right or wrong way, just the way that is best for you and THIS baby right now.
– And all I have after that is . . . AMEN!!!
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