May 26th, 2016, 10:07 PM
Hi new friends! I'm about to hit my 11-month anniversary of breastfeeding my little boy. For about two months, I've had very sharp and painful sensations after nursing. It starts about 30 minutes after I'm done and lasts for 60-90 minutes before easing up.
First I just noticed in the morning. Then it was after every time I nursed. Now I've started to notice it after pumping, also. And it HURTS. Like, so much that I've wondered if it's worse than contractions. I'm trying to keep going, in hopes that it's just a phase, but I don't know how much more I can take.
I've tried switching positions, adjusting his latch, warm compresses, hot showers, Advil... you name it. Some of this has helped but not long-term. The doctor said my son has no signs of thrush. And he's 11 months old, so if it's a latch issue, it won't be easy to fix at this stage.
Additional background: I'm down to two sessions a day (usually) plus bottle feeding from a frozen stash. Had some overproduction issues which have mostly evened out, but I still get clogs about once a week. And yes, he's been teething for about 5 months already.
Does this sound familiar to anyone? Any recommendations? I'm about to call it quits, but I feel bad since he does love it. (And I used to, also!) Thanks in advance!