Originally Posted by PatchChild
#2 is here and ouch! They rock me much more this time around. I'd also conveniently forgotten that initial latch pain that happens when they nurse a lot. Youch! I know she's latching we'll but oh my, that first minute combining nipple pain and uterine pain is violent.
I hear you! That tiny mouth can really bring the pain! I think I must have some of the most sensitive nipples on the planet, but both this time and last time I have been left almost incapacitated by the nipple pain of the first few days.
Thanks to everyone for their suggestions and experience!
I ended up taking a bit of ibuprofen, but it didn't really do anything. It hardly ever does unless I take a LOT and I'm not sure I want to be doing that right now. I'm trying to just tough it out with lots of hot showers and a belly band that i keep really tight. It definitely does help my back, especially when I have to be upright. The uterine contractions are definitely lessening now, and my bleeding seems to be slowing wayyy down as well, so there is light and hope and ends of tunnels and rainbows. Plus babies are really cute, so when I get too down I try to spend some time kissing those chubby little cheeks!