New to the forum.
Looking for some guidance. My breast and nipples are sore all the time. I am pumping exclusively because nursing would not work. I have a 5 wk old and tried nursing for a month , while pumping to build up a supply, and hated every second of nursing. After pain, frusteration and 2 lactation consultations I gave up. ( I also had difficulty with my daughter, now 2.5 yrs).
I'm a great pumper.I make tons of milk. Reliably 6-8 oz every time and I have 120 oz frozen. ButI am so sore that I cannot hold the baby near me in the cradling position. I use the lowest spped on the pump and the actual pumping doesn't really hurt.
I don't remember this soreness all over, but particularly on my niples hthe last time ( I nursed til 7 wks and pumped to day 90.)
Is this what a yeast infection feels like?
All feedback appreciated.