Hey Ladies, I need some advice again and hoping you can help out. I'm having some slight pain in my breasts and I was hoping to explain exactly what I am feeling and get your thoughts since I don't speak the local language here, it's really hard to explain my symptoms well enough to get a good diagnosis.
Background: LO is 3 weeks 5 days old. We had a great homebirth and she has been nursing great. I was unsure at first if she was gaining weight properly as she has a really unusual poop pattern, going about 5 days between poops, however at her last check-up, she had surpassed her birth weight so I think she is OK in that regard.
For several days I've had what I would say is slight burning sensation in my nipples, but only when they are brushed, by either clothes or babies hand/mouth etc. I have no pain when she is actually nursing, just when she comes off and is sleeping near my nipples and brushes against them. And wearing "tight" clothes that don't brush against my nipples doesn't hurt either, just when something brushed against them. Also today I'm having some slight shooting pains in one breast.
Other things to note is that baby has been pulling off the breast a little more during nursing, but just here and there, not consistently. She is also very gassy and really hates it to fart. She gets really grumpy and cries whenever she farts, but the crying/grumps don't last long, just while she is actively farting.
Being a first time mom, I'm not sure if this is all normal beginning "pain" because it really isn't that terrible, just uncomfortable. Your thoughts would be great to know if I should be calling my Dr.
Thanks in Advanced!