Originally Posted by ColwynsMommy
We're still having trouble. My nipples are red, blistery, and oozy. It's nasty. We both have thrush, which we're treating, but he's also been tongue thrusting which is painful, and I'm not sure whether it's due to nipple confusion or tongue tie. Between that and the Lact-Aid, I end up having to relatch him 20 times in a feeding.
This on top of my usual low supply issues is incredibly frustrating. I don't think women should have to deal with more than one breastfeeding issue at a time.. it's just not fair.
That really sucks! Have you looked into tongue tie with a doctor who's familiar with it? The longer you wait to get it clipped, the longer it takes for baby to re-learn their latch. Sprout was clipped at 5.5 weeks and is only starting to get better here at 9 weeks.
Originally Posted by rhiOrion
we're doing pretty well over here. but is it normal to have days where it hurts more? usually it doesn't hurt now, but today my left nipple is hurting like she's not latching right. But it looks right and I think maybe my nipple is just randomly hurting. Maybe her latch got lazy during the night and hurt it, and now it just still hurts?
I have days when one side hurts more (usually my left). Usually, for me, it starts with popping him off without breaking the suction properly, then is made worse by me letting him be lazy. When that happens, I nurse him off the good side all night and pump the hurt side the next morning. That gives it time to heal and gives me extra freezer stash!AFM
-- I think I'm comfortable saying out loud that Sprout's latch is somewhat improved! When he's not serious about nursing, he'll still pop on and off a ton. But when he's really hungry, he can stay on much better. He still loses it frequently, but we might get 15-20 sucks in a row now! And I've even managed to switch to cradle AND do side-lying a few times!
I'm finally letting myself think that we might get out of this!