Hello all - I am breast feeding my 9 week old, and I have recently started having a really strange feeling. This feeling is separate from the let-down feeling. I feel like I have this deep tickling/poking feeling in the chest, and I feel as if I can feel the milk spraying out. It doesn't hurt, but it is extremely annoying. The feeling starts right as I am getting baby to latch on and will persist for several minutes after the feeding is over. It seems to get worse as the day goes on. It's so bad by the end of the day I can barely stand it.
I thought maybe there was a latch issue, but that doesn't seem to be a problem. I also get the feeling while pumping. I have been dealing with thrush the entire 9 weeks. Could the thrush be causing this feeling? I'm not currently having any pain from the thrush in the breast; just pink, burning nipples. Just when I thought the thrush was gone, it came back with a vengeance. Baby doesn't have any symptoms of thrush, so his doctor won't treat him for it.
Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks!