Tender,red,and sore left breast - 1st time mom

Yasmin - posted on 02/19/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )

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New to this site, so bear with me. I have a 4 week old baby who I am breast feeding, first time mom. I have been having on going issues with my left breast,he feeds really well on the right but the left he hates, the flow is too strong so every time he is gulping it and can only stay on the Breast maybe 20 seconds at a time. Iv tried expressing to slow down the flow for him and it didn't work , still the milk keeps coming and coming , now I feel iv gone full circle by trying to make it more comfortable for him by expressing iv started to get more milk so that breast becomes full quickly and i seem to be having to express now for my comfort where as the right breast is fine , now my left Breast has become sore and hot to touch, but no blockage as I am expressing loads, 125ml every 2 hours. I don't know what to do and iv tried expressing by hand not helpful, tried hot bath, if someone had ever been in this situation all advice Is appreciated. I am continuing to try and let him feed on my left side but he can't tolerate it as the milk keeps choking him as the flow is so fast. Please help, I don't know any other moms in this area so advise is appreciated

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