Overall when I look back at my breastfeeding journey and all of the issues I had (poor latch, thrush, etc) things are going well now, but what started as a minor annoyance is turning into more of a problem. I briefly mentioned before that my baby loses suction on one side and can't seem to keep the nipple back where it needs to be. When she pulls it back it doesn't always hurt, but sometimes it's quite painful. It's really starting to get to me now. I can't figure out why this is happening. The nipple is smaller on this side and more flat, so I think it takes more of an effort for her to pull it back, but at one time she was able to do this and not break suction so much. This side also has a faster flow than the other, which could be a part of it yet it's happening before and after let down. For whatever reason, her morning feeding is typically better... it still happens, but it's not nearly as bad as later in the day. I've tried all positions, I support the breast so there's no chance of her losing the nipple from the breast moving away from her. She does tend to be fidgety with a lot of her feedings, which doesn't help matters. None of this happens on the other side, while still fidgety she feeds well.
I just kept thinking it would get better, but it seems like we're at a stand still here. I'm hoping one day it will stop just as quickly as it started, but I don't foresee that happening anytime soon. I just needed to vent again. We had a bad feeding earlier today where she lost the nipple then bit down on it by accident (thankfully she doesn't have teeth yet) when she tried to pull it back. I literally screamed in pain it was so bad. That doesn't always happen with this issue, but it has happened about 3 or 4 times now. What makes it worse is I have a bruise on this side from having the pump suction turned up too high a couple months back. The bruise still hasn't healed and it's extremely painful when she pushes on it. I'm just so upset by this. It won't be long and she will have teeth, then I'll really have problems.