This has been one of the worse days of my life. I've been told by the docs that I need to stop breastfeeding directly. DD2 was born with a straberry birthmark on her lip and because that area is so sensible, the friction with the breast has caused an ulcer in the lip. It has been ten days and the wound is just getting bigger and bigger.
The docs said that I must keep the area dry and feed her by dropper or spoon. I tried doing that today and she spilled half of it out. Anyone out there that has done it, please give me some pointers.
I have plenty of milk, I think I have over supply so pumping will not be a problem, but I am soooo sad she won't be sucking my breast, for a while.
I am extremely sad and disapointed. Breastfeeding DD1 (21 months) was the most beautiful experience, I have becomed involved locally, I am in the process of becoming a LLL Leader and I even took a Lactation Educator course in the US when I was visiting (I live in South America), all because of such a beautiful experience. I was so looking forward to BF DD2. I am not sure I can describe how I feel, I know that I need to do what is best for my daugther and that is to heel the wound, but I am thinking that I will at least BF once a day, just to put her to sleep and see if just by feeding her once a day won't affect the healing process.
Thank you all for listening (reading) I really need to express myself, nobody here understands me (except my husband who is away on a business trip), Nobody understands what I will loose by her not feeding and us looking straight into our eyes, I think some of you understand what I mean. My hope is that this will heal soon and she will get back into her favorite feeding mechanism, but the docs were not very optimistic since they think that once it heals it could start all over again once she gets on the breast again.