About a month ago, I got a real doozy of a blocked duct in my right breast. I tried to work out the block, but was not successful. I popped what I thought was a milk blister with a tiny pin. But now I suspect it wasn't really that since it didn't seem to help me. Anyway, I decided rest would help, and I went to sleep with half my breast hard as a rock. The next morning I nursed, and it went away, much to my relief.
Since that time, breastfeeding has been horrible.
I get these terrible shooting pains up my right breast after I nurse DS. They start at the nipple and go toward my back. Sometimes they last for hours.
I talked to my doctor, and she did a culture of my milk to rule out bacterial or yeast infection. Nothing came back to indicate either. But the pain has not stopped.
In addition to this, I don't know if I'm suddenly really sensitive or what, but DS's latch hurts like the dickens again. I see nothing wrong with the latch, but ouch. OUCH! Whenever he latches on it's just so painful.
He is 14 months old. I feel like I want to stop breastfeeding because of how painful it is. He only nurses in the morning and at night now. I don't pump anymore. But I feel horribly guilty for stopping. After I made it to a year of nursing, I wanted to make it another year- to 24 months. Is it selfish to stop? I just can barely take it anymore. I can't go to sleep at night because of the pain. My doctor is at a loss. Can anyone help me?