My baby is now 9 weeks old and it is still super painful to nurse her. She has even spit up blood a few times! We have seen LC's and doctor, had xrays and blood tests and everyone says everything is fine. We have tried just about everything and nothing is helping. I am starting to think it is never going to get better. She doesn't get upset while nursing, is gaining lots of weight and is a happy baby. That is the only thing that keeps me going, but today I am so over it.
Did anyone else experience this? How long did your sore nipples last?
That's the reason I never breast fed. Not worth being in pain all the time. Wait tell she starts biting after she gets teeth. That's sounds fun doesn't it.
Answer by louise2 at 1:00 PM on Apr. 4, 2009
Answer by 2autisticsmom at 1:02 PM on Apr. 4, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 1:06 PM on Apr. 4, 2009
If your nipples are sore and damaged then everything is NOT fine, no matter how many LC's and doctors tell you that it is. The latch is good if baby is getting enough ilk, and mom is not in pain. If you are in pain, then the latch is not good. Has thrush been ruled out? If you and/or baby had antibiotics there is a good chance you have thrush. Have you contacted a La Leche League Leader? At llli.org you can find a local leader, or fill out an on-line help form. Check out http://www.llli.org/FAQ/sore.html
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 1:40 PM on Apr. 4, 2009
Answer by AmiJanell at 2:17 PM on Apr. 4, 2009