Hello everyone, this is my first post...
I've got a problem since the last week with breastfeeding my first baby.
Baby is 4 weeks old, and his latch is now pretty good, in fact, as far as I can see he latches on perfectly on the left breast wich causes no problem and no pain. Wide-open mouth, lips curled out, tongue under and swallowing great.
He latches the same on the right one, but for some reason, I feel a toe-curling burn in the nipple when he starts sucking-- that fades to a tolerable pinche as he continues.
So that makes feeding from that breast not very comfortable.
Now an important thing to tell, is that something pretty weird happened some time ago with that nipple, where it became very large, red and painful one morning.
I have no idea why, but it was twice the size as my right one and very hard. No blood or anything.
It got better the same day, but always stayed tender and a bit bigger, and I'm thinking maybe it hurts when baby sucks because it rubs the wrong way on his tongue or something due to it's size??
I'm very confused, anyone experienced that before?