I think my 4wk old is having a growth spurt and she's either screaming or eating ALL DAY LONG!! After I feed her or after pumping, my breasts feel so empty (for lack of a better way to describe the feeling) and sore! I expected my nipples to be sore, but this is my whole breast that hurts. We have single digit temps outside so just the thought of using cold packs makes me shiver out of my skin! What can I do for relief from the soreness? It literally feels like I have nothing left in my breasts to give her. I know I do, but continuing to feed her on sore breasts hurts!
Also, she falls asleep at each feeding. I rub her back, her cheeks, her head... I play with her hands and her feet to try to wake her up... She either gets startled and yanks on my nipple or doesn't wake up at all. If I take her off when I think she's asleep, she screams to be put back on and goes back to sleep. She's still pulling milk out, just very slowly. I feel like a slave to her! My house is a mess. I'm exhausted. My husband doesn't get it. Help!