Dear all, my ds arrived 18 days ago and I am attempting to breastfeed him completely as much as possible. I sadly gave up on BF for my dd (now 2 years old) and only gave her expressed milk. While I'm a 2nd-time mom, this would be my 1st time trying to feed my LO from the breast. I'm using all my previous experiences and knowledge to guide myself to be more successful at BF now, I'm very thankful so far because my ds is able to latch on naturally.
My question today is about a new pain I'm experiencing, my ds chomps on me very hard and one of my nipple is now quite bruise. Since he normally drinks from both breast, I have been nursing him for 1 and expressing the other for him until my nipple heals. Since this morning I have been experiencing pain on 1 side of the same breast with the bruise nipple. I wonder if I am having mastitis? I have no redness or lumps and I am not having any fever. Or does nipple pain extend all the way into breast tissue? The pain increases when my breast is engorged. Normally I am able to feel that its about time to feed, but now the pain distracts me from feeling it and it is bugging me because I can't "sense" this timing anymore