I am having numerous problems breastfeeding my son this time around (I breastfed my DD6 for two years with few problems). He is now five weeks old and some things are getting better!
I have finally figured out, after seeing a lactation counselor, that I have blanching of the nipples which is EXTREMELY painful. I originally thought it was yeast (Classic symptoms) but have now noticed that my nipples turn white, then purple, then back to original color. This is a very painful process that occurs numerous times within an hour/hour and a half after a feeding.
I'm just wondering if anyone has any experience with this. I started vitamin B6 today (150 mg for four days, then 25 mg daily). I don't want to use the blood pressure med (forgot the name) until it is a last resort.
Thanks for any info!!!