:hug Are you able to ask him to re-latch or change positions? Maybe that would help?
I feel like last night was the worst of all. It's getting so that I really just can't even bear to nurse on that side. I have a world of understanding for you pregnant ladies! It's hard to just grit your teeth and bear it when you feel like, technically, your baby doesn't need your milk anymore. At least not at that moment.
Okay, I'm really feeling bad about this. Nursing on my right side hurts bad enough that I am there gritting my teeth through it. It's really hard to put up with a full session on that side. My left side isn't as bad, but it's still uncomfortable. :sigh WTF?
When I mention it to my DH, he says, "maybe your body is telling you it's time to wean?" :sigh :sigh And I'm like, no, I know ladies on the forum who nurse their 4 year olds! So it's not like it just suddenly gets painful at 2 years!!!!! But yeah, honestly, if I can't get a handle on this issue, I don't know what I'm gonna do. I'm seriously considering going back to the LC who helped me so much when Joe was a lil one.
I honestly do feel your pain. It is one of the hardest parts of nursing I've had to deal with. Much Harder than the pain in the beginning. :hug:hug:hug the only thing that has helped me is cutting back on the nursing which I know you don't want to do.
When Elisabeth was around that age and would get wiggly, I'd tell her that she had to be still to nurse or she'd have to get down. She almost always gets still (she's still wiggly sometimes). When she wiggles her teeth rub me funny, and it hurts! For the past several months her teeth have been bothering me a lot. Sometimes I'll have to tell her that we can only nurse for a short bit because her teeth hurt me. She'll get all sad faced and say, "I wish I didn't have any teeth :sigh." It makes me feel so bad, but it's so funny :lol.
:hug It's so hard when we want so desperately to nurse them but for some reason things just don't feel right. Hopefully this will be short lived and you'll feel better soon.
ETA: My areola feels bruised and sore to the touch. I was seriously wondering - could I have a clog or bleb or infection in my areola? The nipple is actually okay, the areola is pretty tender.
I think I might have a clogged or infected Montgomery Gland (or actually three). Three of the Montgomery Glands on my right side (below the nipple, so I have to look in a mirror to see them) are inflamed, red, and tender. I'm starting a hard core APNO regime and I'll try to do some massaging in hot water. I really want to avoid having to take antibiotics, but given how long this has been an issue, I'm hoping it's not staph or something ...