Hi everyone I am new to this forum. My daughter is now 6 weeks and I have had problems since the beginning. I have been through two strikes and lot of improper latching. Due to all the past problems I would say she is nursing really well and throughout all of this she has put on weight (10lbs 3oz now!). I also started pumping within the first week so she is used to the bottle. I work now and she gets three feedings a day with the bottle.
My daughter prefers to nurse on the right side but will nurse from the left with out a problem however I have a lot of breast pain. I want to say it's thrush but on the other hand I don't think so.
She doesn't always initially latch on correctly, she will slide up and down the nipple several times during a feeding and she will also shake her head from left to right (this only occurs on my left side) still latched on to me. I don't know how to get her stop. Most often I try to prevent how far back she tries to pull out the nipple. It seems as if she is trying to make it protude longer, has this happened to anyone else. My right nipple is a bit larger than the left side but atleast to me it doesn't appear to be that significant but apparently to her it is. I don't know what to do! I did see an old post where someone seemed to have a similar prob. and it resolved itself by week 12- I think?
I go to the ped. in two weeks for her 2mo. check-up, I think the pain is from all of her wriggling but how does the ped. know if the pain is from thrush or not??
Sorry so long