Let me first explain that Ds is my second son bf and he just turned 1. My first son nursed for 2 years and it was not without pain and issues, mostly resolved after the first few months. This past year has been full of issues-clamp down, nipple cracks and bleeding, vasospasms/Raynaud's, engorgement, gential violet, high palate, blebs, etc etc etc. I have a strong attachment to nursing and I am at my wit's end. I am in Canada thus I have my GP and that's it. I don't have 4 months to wait for a referral to a OB GYN. No breastfeeding docs here, no LC's that have experience with issues. Seen many health nurses, etc in the past year that leave with their heads being scratched...I have had to figure out all my issues on my own. And they are ongoing...
The current problems have been going on for a few weeks. My right breast starts with shooting pains (15mins-1hr after feeding), lumps and bumps, pains, sore and sensitive. Stinging pain deep into one side of my breast, and centre of breastbone. The pain wakes me from my sleep, is toe curling painful, and feels like razors on and off inside my breast. There is no associated fevers, or redness except for very pinky inflammed-slightly looking montgomery glands.
The pain is so bad sometimes it goes on for 4-6 hours! I end up taking Tylenol and it helps a little. Now I wonder if this could be thrush in the ducts? (No pain whatsoever in the other breast).