I'm a newbie here so forgive me, please, if I'm asking an already addressed question.
Quinlan was born 2 1/2 weeks early and we had some issues getting a good latch and with her consuming enough at each feeding. She would fall asleep at every feeding.
Finally, we've moved past those issues and she's doing quite well - gaining weight and such. She's a month old now. However, every so often (and a lot last night) she was giving feeding cues and then would fuss and pull at my nipple (very hard) and occassionally pop off (yikes! ).
I have no idea what this means , but it concerns me because I only have one breast to feed from (as a result of breast cancer) and I'm caring for my nipple like it's the Hope Diamond. I dont' want my nipple to suffer too much because I don't have an alternate for her.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.