my son caleb was born june 1. i have breastfed him from day 1, no bottles, no formula. and every painful moment has been horrible. i need some help here! on the inside of each nipple i have a gash/sore..not sure what to call it. not sure if he is rubbing there with his gums, or if this is due to latch. the nurses and lactation consultants i have seen say his latch looks good but maybe his tongue isn't in the right spot?? that is the main source of my pain. the whole nipple does hurt though. the doctor did give me a prescription for this cream that would kill germs and bacteria in case i had an infection and it seems to help a little, but the gash just isn't able to heal.
i also have flat nipples.. and i know this is part of the problem. i have pumped a little to try and bring them out.. but maybe i should more? also have done some exercises to help bring them out, but maybe not enough?
definitely no supply problems at all. he is also gaining weigh fine, in fact he gets flooded so quickly he chokes and gets upset and cried-is there a way to fix that?
also one side has a better supply than the other. how can i get the other breast caught up? lol. i have pumped a little. is there a certain amount i should be pumping to get it caught up?
also he is having issues where after nursing a while on that side-time varies-he starts pulling hard on the nipple-and lets go and reattaches and keeps pulling-YOW. why? lol.
any advice would be GREATLY APPRECIATED.