Well DS is 5 weeks today...and no, I haven't quit...I know I was thinking of doing so last week. We're still at it, although the problems haven't gone away yet. I finally got a dose of diflucan on Sunday...I'm still waiting for it to kick in. Actually, now I'm wondering if thrush is even what's causing the most of my troubles. The newest development is a very strong burning/tingling in the nipple during feeding, but after feeding it comes and goes periodically and when that happens, it radiates through the entire breast. When I feel it coming on, I look down and my nipple, will be completly white. As the pain subsides, the nipple will turn pink before my very eyes.WHAT?? Is this still the thrush, or could it be vasospasms...or some other ailment I haven't heard of yet? All I know is, it is THE most painful thing I've encountered yet...and several times I've had to pull Collin off and listen to him wail until I can put him back on again.
At this point I dont even think bottle feeding is an option and here's why:
over the weekend we went to visit family, and I took a bottle of formula, thinking I'd BF once while there, and bottle feed once.Well, he would NOT have the bottle. Not for a sec. Talk about angry..lol..he let me have it. I ended up nursing him and apologizing profusley to him! So I wont be trying that again!
Anyways...here's the good news. He saw the ped. yesterday for his 1 month check-up and he weighs 9lbs,4ounces! Up 2lbs,4ounces in 3 weeks! His weight is in the 48th percentile and the dr was very happy with how he's doing. So, now I pray and pray and pray some more that nourishing my child will become less painful as time goes by. In the meantime, thanks to everyone here for all the support!