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I pump 8x/day, every 3 hours. My left breast produces less than half of what my right breast produces, due to a lumpectomy that severed a bunch of ducts. My right side hurts, but my left side is absolutely in agony.
I have a red ring on my areolas, around my nipples, (especially the left one), and little blisters on my left nipple. I'm using the 24mm flanges, and the larger ones hurt worse. I have Raynaud's Phenomenon of the Nipples, and sometimes one or both of my nipples is white during/after pumping. I take nifedipine for the Raynaud's, and it'd be a lot worse without it.
Speaking of the flanges, my nipples and areolas get sucked WAY into the flanges, like an inch, maybe an inch and a quarter. It hurts. But even if I turn the suction down, they still get sucked way in, and I don't get as much milk.
I'm using lanolin. I don't know what else to do. Help?
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