Abby - posted on 06/30/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )
My newborn son is 5 days old as of today. Breastfeeding has been very tiresome and very painful. The pain is starting to get better but at times, it only hurts in the beginning. At first, my son was taking both breasts but now he is only taking the right. I try to give him my left breast every time for a feeding but he pulls away, cries and becomes very fussy so I always give him my right. My left breast is so much bigger because it is full of milk. I started to breastpump today and got about 2 and a half oz. in 20 minutes. Is there anything else that I can do to help? I heard if the baby doesn't feed from one breast, I can get an infection that is very painful. Will that still happen if I breastpump that side? I am new to this and definitely need some advice! Thank you.