So what can you do about it?
- any type of chafing or contact will make the condition worse, so not using toilet paper (or at least not bleached) gives a lot of relief. I used a calendula infusion spray bottle instead, as it's also soothing. Loose clothes will help you further, certainly no panty liners.
- As little washing as possible, water only dries out tissues further so frequent washing will makes things excessively worse. Choose showers over baths, as sitting in the water gives it time to dehydrate the vulvar skin
- For soothing, I used cooled coconut oil or calendula infusion
- The goal is to bring as little distortion as possible to the vaginal area, so chlorinated water, chemically dyed clothing, underwear washed with harsh chemicals... all a big no no
- Breastfeeding During the First Trimester - Bianca from The Pierogie Mama shares her experience of continuing to breastfeed her 17 month old daughter through the first trimester of her second pregnancy.
- Night Weaning a Four Year Old - Jennifer at Hybrid Rasta Mama shares how she successfully and gently night weaned her 4 year old daughter this year and how that lead to full weaning on her daughter's terms just this month.
- Honoring Low Supply Moms with Breastfeeding Support - As a low supply mom, Mandy has worked hard to make as much milk as possible and to give her children the closest thing to CLW. At Living peacefully with Children, she shares her frustrations concerning the use of low supply moms in the attacks against sharing breastfeeding information and support.
- Vulvar Itching (Pruritis) and Breastfeeding: Atrophic Vaginitis -At Authentic Parenting, Laura writes about a little known condition tied to breastfeeding that can truly mess up your day.