I was extremely sore and full this morning when I woke up and DD had already fed so I decided to try pumping. I got about 1/2 an oz from the side she did not feed on. Not sure how much is normal right now, my milk supply started to come in 2 days ago and I do know that babies get more than a pump or hand expression does.
After I finished pumping I noticed some blood. It was kind of 'stringy' (because I believe it was a mix of blood and wet skin that was peeling). It wasn't bad but I am pretty sore. Im afraid to feed on that side in fear of causing more bleeding, although the bleeding didn't start until I used the pump. Should I feed from the other side again next feeding to give the injured one a little break, or should I try feeding on that side? I DO use lanolin after every feeding because both sides are sore and cracked. My DD is a barricuda when it comes to feeding. Ive had an LC tell me the latch is fine and when she first latches and starts it hurts (toe curling pain) but it does ease up after a few moments.
Also, what can I do about feeling so full/engorged already? It's uncomfortable and sore (almost like my breasts are bruised) Ive tried a warm compress but it doesn't help, and when DD feeds it helps temporarily empty but not relieve the soreness.
Opinions or suggestions greatly appreciated :)