My five month old has two teeth now and we have been working on nursing manners, but yesterday I fell asleep nursing her and she bit down HARD. She also tried to latch improperly because she wasn't paying attention and started sucking really hard before I could latch her off, both of which have landed me with a very very sore nipple and I cringe every time she nurses cause it hurts so bad. It is like nursing a newborn again on that side. It feels like it shouldn't hurt so much when she latches on so I keep checking her latch, but every time she nurses the pain gets worse. There is no evidence of bruising or discolouration or anything, so I think I may just wait it out... Any tips for me?? I don't have a nipple shield and the way she refuses a bottle (other than tommee Tippee, thank goodness) I'm not sure she would latch on with one. thoughts?
1,) she has a lip tie with no evidence of a tongue tie, but her latch has been fine for awhile so we haven't done anything yet...
2.) she had a yeast infection (diaper area) but there is no indication it has spread to her mouth or my nipple...
3.) the area is red and now there seems to be a blister forming on the tip, but the other side is still fine. It hurts to wear a bra even.
There is a lactation consultant In town... I might try to see her tomorrow or early I the week if I can.
on Feb. 8, 2014 at 12:28 PM