Yesterday, 08:12 PM
Thanks for answering those questions! Based on your answers, I think there is a strong possibility that you have 2 different things going on, both of which can cause a burning or "ground glass" pain that occurs in between feedings.
The first thing which could explain what you are experiencing is thrush, which is a yeast infection of the breast and the baby's mouth. The fact that the baby has a yeast rash in his diaper area suggests that the yeast is elsewhere, too. Doctors and other medical professionals often miss thrush because they don't know that it can occur in the breast and have been trained to look only for the classic symptom, which is pearly white patches in the baby's mouth. So when you say that your doctor ruled out infection, I don't buy it. Clearly what he/she was looking for was bacterial infection, which would likely cause lumpiness and fever. I'm glad that got ruled out, but I still think there's a good reason to believe that thrush is in the mix.
The second thing which could explain the pain you are having is vasospasms, which is a sudden, painful constriction of blood flow to an extremity. The telltale symptom of a vasospasm is to see the extremity turn white.
Here is what I would do, in your shoes:
- Try to get treatment for thrush. The baby's pediatrician may be more familiar with thrush than your obstetrician, and may be willing to prescribe antifungal treatment for you and the baby. Both mama and baby should be treated, even if...