Liz - posted on 05/14/2016 ( 5 moms have responded )
My daughter will be 8wks old on Tuesday. I am exclusively pumping for her by choice. for the past few weeks I have been experiencing deep breast pain and a very sensitive nipple (tip)... I have gone to see my OB and she suspected mastitis because of redness on my breast and also prescribed Miconazole cream because she also suspected yeast. The pain is excruciating after pumping. it feels like broken glass.. burning... stabbing pain that lasts for 2 - 3 hours. I am taking 600mg of Advil every 6 hours and I still feel a lot of pain. I am slowly weaning from pumping and now down to 3 pumps/ day. I feel sad and guilty not being able to provide breastmilk anymore. I worked hard to build my supply in the early weeks, only to be infected by yeast... now it feels like I am throwing it all away. but thinking about how much pain I feel after (to a point where I cannot function - and I have a 7 yo and a 3 yo kid to look after too) ultimately made me decide to stop pumping and just give her formula.
I guess my question is, will the pain and sensitivity go away as soon as I am done lactating? Anybody have the same experience and lived thru it?
thanks in advance.