Julie - posted on 11/11/2008 ( 2 moms have responded )
Ok so about 2 weeks ago I got bit! My son was distracted and just chomped down like a pit bull! I bled!!! I baby'd it for a couple of days and used lanolin and neosporin and it healed up. It wasn't unbearably sore at feedings but I offered the other side first for about 2 days. It was do-able.
BUT, thenn about 4-5 days ago he did something... but I didn't feel a bite. It must have been the way he was holding on or something but I have a small hole in my nipple on the bottom side where his teeth sit. Is that possible from him rubbing his teeth??? It hurts like razor blades!!! And I have changed to the football hold on that side. But it still hurts! This is bad enough that even tho nursing is very important to me, I am considering closing up shop! He is my last baby and I was hoping to nurse him for at least a 18 mos. But not if he is going to keep hurting me.
I try to watch our for when he is not interested and remove him, but he changes him mind very quickly!
I am getting full on that side cause I can't stand to let him nurse! IT HURTS SO BAD! Ice doesn't help. And the pump breaks it back open again too.. it just won't heal! I tried to hand express yesterday and only got about 2 oz but I was still full feeling. I used a warm compress and both hands...
uhmmm pls help!