Kelsi - posted on 02/14/2011 ( 12 moms have responded )
Ok. I am in a lot of pain. My nipples hurt SO bad between feedings ( kind of sting and just plain hurt) and especially during feedings. My little guy is 9 months old and breastfeds on demand day and night. We have never had a problem with improper latch or pain like this before. He recently just had a few teeth break through and we went through the biting and restless tugging for a few weeks. ( I would pull him off and tell him NO and he slowly stopped doing it-probably helped that the teeth came out too) That hurt but a sharp pain and only for a moment when he did it, then a little sore if he left a bruise. I certainly didn't like it but it was bearable. What's going on now is really bothering me.
I had really bad mastitis with my first child and that felt (to me) more like deep pain and engorgment pain, soreness under my underarms, whole boobie plus I had a fever. (much worse than this) what I'm having now is just nipple pain and they look red and irritated but no blisters or anything. TMI, I know, sorry. could it be Thrush? I don't see any white patches on me or my baby's mouth. his bum is a little red but not yeast infection looking. Also I had some pain on one side like ovulation about 2 weeks ago and been having horrible cramps the past few days. No period yet but I'm expecting it any day now. (will be my first after having my son) Is all this pain just from that? I don't ever get sore breasts with menstruation, but then again I have never had my period while breastfeeding.
we are seeing the pediatrician tomorrow but sometimes I feel like their guess is no better than mine. :( oh, and my hubby got a vasectomy so there is NO way I am preggers again! Anybody have a clue to what is going on?