I have a friend who had a little girl last week. she is in pain, bleeding, scabs and cracked nipples when she is nursing. She says she has to bite her fist everytime her daughter latches on. She has been told that the latch is fine and her baby just "bites" when she eats. This is what I sent her. Any other thoughts?
I saw the breastfeeding post. Get a second opinion on the latch....I would suspect that she isn't getting enough aerola into her mouth- if that is correct- check her frenulum. If both are fine- then check for thrush or an infection. especially since your sugars were off. (mom is a type 1 diabetic)
it should not be hurting you like that.
you can also check how you are positioning her while you nurse her. If all that is fine and she is just aggressive at wanting a let down- then hand express for a few seconds first to get a let down stimulated. Text me if you want help. It may be whats best for Kat but you don't have to hurt like that!