DS is almost 10 months old now (I can't even believe it!!) but my left breast has had a rough 24 hours. This is sort of a two part post:
1.) Yesterday, I started feeling bruised when he latched, and when he unlatched I noticed 4 teeth marks (his top teeth). I don't feel him actually biting, so I don't know exactly what he is doing. It looks normal and I don't know how long he has been doing it - it has felt on and off bruised for a few days, but I just noticed the teeth marks yesterday. How do I fix this if I don't know what he's doing wrong? It's not an actual bite, so I can't do the "no biting" routine I enacted a few months back.
2.)Then, last night, he only woke up twice to nurse (usually still 3-4 times a night), and the second time he only nursed on one side (happened to be the right) before falling back asleep. So, I woke up this morning soaking wet on my left and extremely engorged on that side also. It hurts so bad - I forgot what it felt like! I pumped a little bit and he woke up while I was pumping, so I just latched him on that side. I am still so sore from it...I can't wait for him to be ready to nurse again! If he continues to sleep more (which I hope and pray he does...this is one tired lady), what's the best way to handle the engorgement? In the morning, or should I pump a little bit in the middle of the night too??
TIA my LLL ladies!