I have talked to my doctor, a midwife, a lactation consultant, a ENT, and a dentist. The only thing that I can come up with is that he had a very thick, long lip tie, but no one seems to think that is the problem. I go to take DS into an Oral surgeon for a consultation at the end of the month, but I am so desperate and I can't bear waiting that long.
I have treated for mastitis and thrush, but it still hurts. And DS won't take a bottle or sippy cup.
I just spent an hour in the bathroom crying from the pain and frustration. It's so hard! It's not even just while nursing, the pain lasts for hours after. And lately it comes in waves after he is done eating, and the pain is a pins and needles kind of pain... Or like someone is shoving a needle up your nipple and it hurts all the way up, not just the nipple. He keeps cracking it, and I keep putting lanolin or coconut oil on it but it doesn't help. I also have no lumps or bumps in my breasts.
I've tried everything. Prescriptions, natural remedies, creams, oils, nipple shields, ibuprofen, ect. Please, is there anything anyone else can think of??? My only option left is the lip tie, and I don't know if I will be able to get the surgeon to agree to do it :/
P.S. This is my third boy, and I successfully breast fed the other two for a whole year without any problems. I wanted to nurse this guy for even longer then a year, but at thing point I just want to be done :(