Re: 3rd LC and nothing works :/
Hi, so sorry you are having so much pain. I have had similar difficulties with one side, sadly continuing on and off to this day. No LC has given me reasons for the difficulty, though I do get vasospasms and have occasional nipple trauma. That side is a flatter nipple, but it pulls out well. Anyhow, I have just managed the pain with ibuprofen and by nursing less on that side. In periods when it hurts less, I nurse more and get the supply back up on that side. Nowadays I try to start on that side so that the sleepy sucking is always on the better nipple, and that seems to help me. When necessary, I just hand express from that side into a glass (super easy if Im nursing the other side) and save the milk. I find regular pumping on that side hurts, too. Yes, my breasts are a bit lopsided now, but I know it won't last forever. I hope this helps rather than scares you. In general the pain is pretty low these days, and, most importantly, I love everything else about nursing enough that it's worth it.
Mother to a sweet boy, born at 34 weeks on 2/11/11.
Proud that I grew 26 lbs of baby before solids, and still counting...
We received banked milk in the NICU. Thank you, donors!!!