I was nursing my little girl tonight and she was kind of fussing (not too unusual if her attention is on something else) and when I looked down there was blood ALL over her face and shirt and all over me.
I freaked out! Then I saw that my nipple was bleeding (like gushing) it looks like it was just a crack in the nipple, but it didn't hurt at all. It stopped bleeding soon after I put a paper towel on it.
Is my dd going to be okay even if she swallowed a significant amount of blood? (I know a little will just pass through their system).
And what do I do tomorrow when she wakes up and wants to eat off both sides?
What happens if a start bleeding again and she can't eat from that side (and I wouldn't be able to pump because blood would get in that milk too).
Would I just have to p and d and would she get enough food from only one side? Thanks for any help!
Asked by Anonymous at 11:20 PM on Feb. 8, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by RenaJean at 11:29 PM on Feb. 8, 2009
Answer by sweetmama8 at 11:36 PM on Feb. 8, 2009
This happened to me. Your daughter will be fine. If she does get a large amount of blood, she may spit up some, but I mean LARGE amount. Use nipple shields. They look silly under your bra, but they keep everything from touching your nipples until they heal. You could always pump and dump on that side if you are worried about her swallowing blood...i had to do this because i got mastitis on one side. But keep trying to nurse her if you can (I know the pain can be horrible sometimes), or don't have access to good electric pump. Also, at the hospital that you delivered at, do they have lactation consultants? You could call them for better advice. I think I was still having to call mine with questions when my daughter was 6 months old. I had terrible nipple problems with my daughter, but it wasn't long, and we got thru them. Good luck.
Answer by momjoy1027 at 11:36 PM on Feb. 8, 2009
Answer by momjoy1027 at 11:47 PM on Feb. 8, 2009
Answer by havingaboy08 at 12:23 AM on Feb. 9, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 12:36 AM on Feb. 9, 2009
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