my DD is 12 days old....in the hospital i nursed her in the middle of the night without a proper latch so got a bad start with blistering and bleeding. The nurse corrected it the next am, and I thought the pain I was feeling was due to the external damage I had done. I kept nursing, with proper latch and even as the wounds healed, the pain continued and got worse. no thrush, no infection. The orig nurse, her pediatrician, and the Lc we called in all said the latch is fine now and our positioning is great. the LC had me pump on one side, saving the milk, letting the breast heal and rest while i breastfed on the other. after 4 days it felt much better and I started dd on the pumped breast. the first 2 feedings were fantastic--no pain or almost no pain! then it got worse..until that night it was worse than before. now both are agonizing and I dont know what to do.
The LC wants me to pump and feed her breastmilk from the bottle, but I really dont want to do this so young, i am afraid she will not take the breast after. I also wonder if the pain won't just come back, regardless of the time off.
LC did say that DD has a veyr strong suck/grip.... I notice often my nipple is flattened when she releases it. No new blisters. Lc also thnks that this si a case of me having sensitive skin. I am telling you the pain is veyr severe, I cry and swear nearly every time! I do have cfids and fibromyalgia and I am wondering if this illness is contributing to the pain reaction. if youre not familiar, cfids and fibro cause my body to react to pain quite severely---even a light touch can be painful in the wrong spot during a flare-up. just a theory..I am clueless and really frustrated.
any info, suggestions would be great. i use lanolin all the time. massage, still pump every few hours form one breast to rest. Ive tried hot and cool compresses.....please help me!!!! i am terrified she wont take the breast if we switch to pumped milk for a week or more....thanks so much!!!