Re: Engorement + pumping + nipple trauma = please help!
bummer momma! sorry to hear of your pain.
have you put any nipple balm or lanolin to help heal? does the pain go away once your baby is into the feed or is it painful the whole time? as the tenderness does go away after awhile.
you can try lubing the pump flang with a little olive oil to help with the soreness, but yes empty the breast any way you can, even hand express if you need to relieve discomfort and keep up supply.
Momma to Gordie Oshkay born 1/6/11.
He's a love monkey who loves & eats big!
We EBF, cloth diaper, and do lots of baby wearing as he loves being close to momma!