I've been breastfeeding for 6 weeks and have a couple questions.
1.) Lately my DD has been doing this thing where she basically fights my breast. She will suck the nipple and start pulling it, fusses, flies her arms and head around. I can't get the nipple out of her mouth while she does it so my nipples are a mess right now. Their bruised, cracked, bleeding, they burn, the whole 9 yards. I've been icing them, lanolin, expressing some milk and letting it air dry and nothing is making them better and she keeps doing it. How can I make them feel better and why is she doing this??
2.) Randomly I get this throbbing pain in both breasts, same place at the same time. Its on the sides up near my armpit. It hurts sometimes while she feeds also. Anyone know what that could be?
We've both been checked and no thrush. I'm having doubts about EBF but I really don't want to switch to formula so any help is appreciated.
Answer by CaityMarie at 11:29 PM on Nov. 22, 2009
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