Hi all. I am new here, hoping to get some responses because I am so lost! BFing has been great so far, my little one is almost 6 weeks and I love it. Recently, I've been experiencing two problems. I know this is long, but I REALLY need help and want to explain it all the best I can!
1) I get random shooting pains in my breasts/nipples. I don't think I have any plugged ducts and yet I see no exterior signs of thrush (I know sometimes you don't always see it). I do have a history of yeast infections and would not be surprised if I had thrush inside my breasts. My daughters tongue seems to be white from drinking milk as it lessens a couple hours after nursing her, however it's never completely a pink tongue (do babies ever 100% get rid of the white from the milk on their tongue?)
I plan on taking simple sugars out of my diet, adding probiotics and possibly purchasing pau d'arco extract. I bought motherlove thrush cream and honestly, it seems like it made it worse.
2) My daughter has what seems like an insane amount of gas. I don't know what's normal but man, it kills me to see her wiggle around- sometimes yell out in pain. I spent 45 minutes comforting her last night after a bout of it. I am pretty sure it is from my forceful let down. I tried pumping some of the milk out to slow the flow but it takes forever, it just sprays and sprays. She nurses every 2-4 hours, but even after 1 hour it is very intense! I tried nursing her in a reclined position but she hates it, she also does not like the clutch hold or nursing on top of me. What else can I do??
Related to that, w/ her gas, is it REALLY true that foods that I eat can cause her gas? I don't drink cow milk and don't really eat other dairy except yogurt and some cheese. I do LOVE onions, garlic- broccoli- spinach- beans- all gassy foods but I thought they were gassy because of how WE break the down in our intestions, so how does it transfer through breast milk??
Thanks for reading, I look forward to your responses!!