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Last night in the middle of the night, dd chomped my nipple HARD. We have mostly stopped the biting while nursing problem, but we were both asleep and I guess she needed something to chew on...<br><br>
So today at work when i went to pumpl there was blood in the bottle!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> turns ut I have a teeny cut on the bottom of my nipple!<br><br>
Wow!<br><br>
i brought the bottle home, just to gfreak out dp, although I'm not going to save it.<br><br>
don't really need advice, just wanted to tell someone; since I mostly slept through the pain, it just strikes me as kind of funny...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> DD does that too sometimes when she falls asleep at the boob....ouch!!!!! I now remove her (she's almost 2 mind you, I didn't make a habit of doing it when she was a tiny babe) before she is completely done just to avoid that. Any time I let her completely fall asleep at the breast she chomps down!!!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> that must have hurt!
 

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Ouch! Thankfully ds has mostly gotten over the biting thing, but for a while there I had a little "paper cut" type thing on each breast.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"><br><br>
Hope you heal up quickly!
 

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I've been there!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> It happened while I was asleep, too, and I didn't even realize it til the next day. It was pretty deep in my case (I still can't figure out how I slept through that!). I know you're not asking for advice, but I'll share what worked for me for healing. Since it happened while we were both lying down, nursing sitting up didn't hurt as much. So during the day, I'd nurse as usual, except that I wouldn't let ds pull or anything but straight nursing. I also told him I had an owie, and that he had to open his mouth very wide for nursing on that side. And if the latch was uncomfortable, we'd start over again. Then at night I'd nurse him to sleep on that side in the rocking chair, lay him down on the bed, and put lots of Lansinoh on the cut. For a few nights I even wore a bra to bed so that I could wear a nursing pad with even more Lansinoh on it. That way, that breast got a good break between nursings, since I didn't have to nurse on that side again until the next morning (I only nurse on one side per nursing, since I've got a lot of milk -- this strategy wouldn't be as affective if you need to nurse on both sides per nursing). It also limited nursing on that side in bed (which was very painful). During the day, I'd also wear a nursing pad on that side (again, with Lansinoh). It took over a month for it to heal, but by the end it wasn't nearly as painful when he nursed.<br><br>
Sending many healing thoughts your way!!<br><br>
Christie
 

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Hope it doesn't happen again<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"><br><br>
I really just wanted to say that it is okay to feed the bloody milk, breastmilk and blood are really not that different, and your child probably won't notice any difference. It sounds like you have plenty of milk but just incase someone out there is struggleing to get enough ounces I wanted to say that it is okay to use milk with blood in it.
 

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yeaouch! was gonna let ya know the same thing she just did, as long as it used right away, you wouldnt wanna freeeze though....
 

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2ing the rec that it is OK to give milk that has a little blood in it. Think about it. How any of us struggle to get the latch just right in the early weeks and end up with a crack? My own were all 3 tongue tied and as they learned to accomodate their suck, I got a blood blister on the top of each nipple (nobody needed to have the frenulum cut, and the blisters healed in 10 days each time.) One time, my dd spit up brownish. From my blood.<br><br>
Later, when they teethe and accidently or not so accidently bite us, it happens again.<br><br>
Kids don't mind the taste of blood. Think about it, we eat blood every day if were not vegetarians or kosher. Dogs like to lick cuts. Etc.
 

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I remember seeing pink milk when I was pumping in the very beginning and being scared. Days later, I must have been bleeding again because DS burbped up pink stuff and that scared me until I remembered the stuff I pumped before. At first, I didn't want to give him the pink milk, then I realized if the baby had been suckling at my breast rather than the pump, I would have never know. Sometimes, ignorance is bliss. =)
 
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