My LO is 2.5 weeks old and we have been EBF. The last couple days when he feeds on the right side I get a painful pulling sensation from under my arm. There is no lump there or pain unless im feeding.... any thoughts on what this is and how to fix it?
I had the same "drawing" feeling through my shoulder blade when I had thrush and the midwife told me it's because the infection is all the way back to the milk ducts - as apposed to being isolated on the nipple / babys mouth.
You need to see your GP - you need a prescription for Daktarin gel for LO's mouth, Daktarin cream for your nipples and a full course of Fluconazole for the internal breast infection.
Also get hold of some acidophilus (from Holland and Barratt) it's a probiotic which will help erradicate the infection and will also keep it from reoccuring if you keep taking it.
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