Allison - posted on 12/17/2008 ( 37 moms have responded )
I have so many issues and I am getting just tired of all the obstacles I have to go through in order to breastfeed.
I have a 3 1/2 month old son who had a great latch from day 1. We struggle ALL the time with Thrush. He doesn't get a bottle or pacifier so I don't know where it keeps coming from. I've done all the research and we have both been on meds since he was 6 weeks old. I am so frustrated with the pain. My nipples have thrush all over them and it is so painful to nurse. This time it is not in my milk ducts so that's a relief. I can't even pump now b/c of the thrush in the milk so I am homebound feeding him every 3 hours.
Now, in addition to thrush, my son is violently eating. I really think he is going to pull my nipple off!! He eats and flails his arms, scratches me with his nail (yes, I've tried mittens), and is just so active.
I really need support or advice from other moms who have had some of these problems. I want to breast feed so badly, but I am really considering stopping it all together! Please, any advice or support is greatly appreciated!