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Sore and tender nipple *update with more info added*

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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?

Additional info:

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.
by on Feb. 8, 2014 at 12:28 PM
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Precious333
by Group Mod-Julia on Feb. 9, 2014 at 12:04 AM
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I wonder if you call one of thr offices if they can give you a referral or some sort of recommendation.

Quoting FoxTales: they aren't well known here and the place nearby I called is the only one I could find close to me, and they won't administer anesthetic below 1, even though I know it isn't necessary to do it that way. I live in canada though so the list of states won't help. All I meant by disconnect itself is that sometimes if they fall or whatever it will split on its own.



Eta: I think it is just local they use though... Not sure why they insist on waiting :/




Quoting MusherMaggie: Lip ties don't cure themselves, and unfortunately your provider must not be very knowledgeable if he's making you wait until twelve months and using general anesthesia, neither of which is necessary. Look in the resources sticky for a post from Poodlemum with pictures, links and a list of reputable providers by state who revise ties.
MusherMaggie
by Platinum Member on Feb. 9, 2014 at 8:16 AM
The tongue tie group on Facebook may be of help with resources in Canada. The problem with lip ties is that they are often accompanied by deep posterior tongue ties.

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SMTCMMoore
by Melissa on Feb. 9, 2014 at 8:42 AM
This happens to me off and on when he gets REALLY drooly. It's like his saliva irritates one side. We just cut a tooth and one more any day.
FoxTales
by Member on Feb. 9, 2014 at 8:03 PM
Thanks for the heads up!! I will check them out

Quoting MusherMaggie: The tongue tie group on Facebook may be of help with resources in Canada. The problem with lip ties is that they are often accompanied by deep posterior tongue ties.
FoxTales
by Member on Feb. 9, 2014 at 8:04 PM
That's funny - she has been awfully drooly lately. I wonder if that could be a contributing factor?

Quoting SMTCMMoore: This happens to me off and on when he gets REALLY drooly. It's like his saliva irritates one side. We just cut a tooth and one more any day.
nickname-mommy
by on Feb. 9, 2014 at 9:40 PM

i put lanolin on mine when i got bit and it seemed to help heal it faster

SMTCMMoore
by Melissa on Feb. 10, 2014 at 9:33 AM
I'm bein told that saliva changes when they are teething and that could be why. Now I this is myth or true I'm not so sure. Is it any better?

Quoting FoxTales: That's funny - she has been awfully drooly lately. I wonder if that could be a contributing factor?



Quoting SMTCMMoore: This happens to me off and on when he gets REALLY drooly. It's like his saliva irritates one side. We just cut a tooth and one more any day.
FoxTales
by Member on Feb. 10, 2014 at 10:56 AM
Nope. The pain has gotten a lot worse, actually, and since there is a blister there I've been applying hot compresses before pumping or nursing but no luck yet.

Quoting SMTCMMoore: I'm bein told that saliva changes when they are teething and that could be why. Now I this is myth or true I'm not so sure. Is it any better?



Quoting FoxTales: That's funny - she has been awfully drooly lately. I wonder if that could be a contributing factor?





Quoting SMTCMMoore: This happens to me off and on when he gets REALLY drooly. It's like his saliva irritates one side. We just cut a tooth and one more any day.
SMTCMMoore
by Melissa on Feb. 10, 2014 at 2:37 PM
Oh man your update sounds rough :/ I hope an LC can help!
polkaspots
by Gold Member on Feb. 10, 2014 at 3:24 PM
Ice cubes should help. I had similar problems. When the teeth come in they are uncomfortable to latch for a while until they get used to it. I had blisters too. I iced them a few times a day to deal with the pain and it all went away. He got used to his teeth and latch in stopped being so uncomfortable and the blisters healed.
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