Nearly 4 month old refusing right side.
Hi. Back with yet another problem.
I visited a lactation consultant a week and a half ago and she told me that we both have/d thrush. Today is the last day of his nystatin treatment, and who knows if I'm cleared of it because I don't have insurance or a primary doctor that would even see me for it. I feel less itchy in general, but it's whatever.
Anyway, my problem is this, and is why I went to them in the first place: He hates my right side. Sometimes he'll nurse perfectly for it, but 90% of the time, he pulls off (he'll do this to my left boob, too), bites, clamps, but then cries and screams and fights, but I know I can't have super milk over on that side because my left is huge and big and lovely because he loves to nurse from it more, but my right side feels like a deflated balloon. I just don't get it. He will also rub his face from side to side and grunt against my breast and then tilts (oh dear, the word I originally used for this is censored, oops! another word for 'roosters' if you will!) his head to the side, nurse for a few seconds, and then unlatches.
I'm seriously just at my wit's end. I'm about to just pump that boob when it gets heavy (which is like, after 6 hours of not being nursed from), and then give him an extra bottle once a day. I hate that I have to devote extra time to focusing my day around nursing though ~ seriously - another 20 minutes to pump, another 20 to feed him the bottle ... I'm just at wit's end. The LC wasn't very helpful with giving me latching tips either: she said since he's such a big guy (nearly 21 lbs) that I must have figured out how to maneuver around our physical problems well enough by now: he has a receding chin, I have short nipples, not to mention his short tongue and almost upper lip tie (she said it was -very- tight, whatever that means). I expected to get help aside from being told about the thrush and what to do to remedy it, but didn't and um, just wanted to know if there was anything to do about my child's behavior at the breast.
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