I feel like im starting all over again!! help

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  1. LilianA

    LilianA Well-Known Member

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    I had really painful sore nipples that bled and pieces of the nipple came off especially on the right boob so I started using a nipple shield and it felt better and my nipples started to heal and i've been using the shields everytime LO feeds but recently i've been getting alot of burning on both boobs in different places after a few minutes of feeding and it burns so bad that i have to take him off of boob and put him on the other side.
    I told my doc and she said it sounds like i have blocked ducts and its probably because of using the shields!! so yesterday I feed him several times with out the shields and it hurts SOOO bad.. I got blisters on the right side and a crack on the left side already and can't stand the pain! I have been using Lansinoh all along.
    am I going to have to wait another 6-8 weeks from now for them to get better and for the pain to ease as if we just started again?? I am so upset with myself for using the shields and being dependant on them but the pain is what caused me to exclusively pump with my first and i didn't want to do that again :nope:
     
  2. DaisyDuke

    DaisyDuke Matilda Tasya's mum :)

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    Is ur LO latching on properly. I had to use sheilds as she made me so sore from a tongue tie, and when she cluster feeds now i get so sore but they heal quickly. Could ur LO have a tongue tie? Cos u shouldnt be in that much pain?

    XXX
     
  3. LilianA

    LilianA Well-Known Member

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    he seems to be latching on good and the consultant at the hospital said it was a good latch. but how would i know if he has a tongue tie?
     
  4. lyre

    lyre Well-Known Member

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    :hugs:, sorry to hear you're in so much pain. :hugs: tongue tie is where the range of movement of their tongue is limited, your HV should know about it. it really shouldn't hurt that bad and burning doesnt sound like blocked ducts to me but i'm not a professional. is there any way you can see a lactation specialist?
     
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    DaisyDuke Matilda Tasya's mum :)

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    U would need to get a health care professional to look, i would definatly ask. Hope u get an answer soon, but it does sound similar to how Matilda was. XXX
     
  6. bonbon

    bonbon Mum to Seb born nov09

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    Hi, Have u checked with the doctor if it is thrush because u font always seem white spots which is what everyone expects but burning can also b a sign. Also I was told that I could have a blocked duct so I had up put a hot water bottle on my breast and then express, to clear it. It may be worth a try?
    I can completely sympathise with the sore cracked & blistered nipples as I was in the same predicament a few wkd ago but mine were as a result of a poor latch and thrush. When mine were sore I expressed for 24hrs to let them heal & tried the hot flannels each time & all is fine now at last!
    Another tip that I was told was to alternate the positions that u feed in so that the nipple geta sucked in different ways to give certain areas rest so I now use lying down in the morning, then normal accross my body until lunch, sitting in my lap whilst my legs are crossed for the afternoon then a combination of rugby ball and accross my body for his evening cluster feeding. I also express off one feed in the morning and give it during his cluster feeding to give my nipples a break.
    I hope u find an answer as I am sure thy it is getting u down, keep smiling xox bonnie
     
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    polaris Mother of two

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    Sorry i've no advice, but just wanted to send you hugs. It sounds like a complete nightmare. Is there any way you could see a breast feeding specialist for advice cos you really need to get the problem sorted
     
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    LilianA Well-Known Member

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    thank you ladies i will for sure talk to the doctor about it and use all the advice you gave me.
    bonbon great advice thanks alot hun i will start changing positions right away i think i got comfortable with one position and havent changed it in the past few weeks.
     
  9. LilianA

    LilianA Well-Known Member

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    hi polaris how are you? I will try to get a consultant if it lasts I have realized that after the nipple shields his latch is not as good as it was before maybe becuase he didn't need to open too wide for the sheild and it did fine so i am working on getting his mouth open wider before latching on.
    how is Thomas doing? is it getting any easier?
     
  10. polaris

    polaris Mother of two

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    The feeding is definitely getting a lot easier, over the past week or so we have both just seemed to get the hang of it. Sleeping is another story though -- Thomas is still suffering with a good bit of wind and can sometimes be quite unsettled in the evenings which is quite stressful at times. It takes much longer to wind him than it does to feed him and we still don't always get all the wind up. He also tends to want to sleep all afternoon and then he will be wide awake at night up until about midnight. Ah well we will get there in the end!

    Sounds sensible what you are saying about the latch, I noticed this was happening a bit with Thomas after we introduced a soother, he was trying to just suck on the nipple which was painful. We ended up getting rid of the soother because he was waking himself up every time it fell out of his mouth which was a bit of a nightmare, so that solved that problem and his latch soon went back to normal.
     
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    LilianA Well-Known Member

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    The feeding is definitely getting a lot easier, over the past week or so we have both just seemed to get the hang of it. Sleeping is another story though -- Thomas is still suffering with a good bit of wind and can sometimes be quite unsettled in the evenings which is quite stressful at times. It takes much longer to wind him than it does to feed him and we still don't always get all the wind up. He also tends to want to sleep all afternoon and then he will be wide awake at night up until about midnight. Ah well we will get there in the end!

    Sounds sensible what you are saying about the latch, I noticed this was happening a bit with Thomas after we introduced a soother, he was trying to just suck on the nipple which was painful. We ended up getting rid of the soother because he was waking himself up every time it fell out of his mouth which was a bit of a nightmare, so that solved that problem and his latch soon went back to normal.[/QUOTE]

    Tim is exactly the same way, he sleeps in the afternoon and stays awake till about 12:30 or so and we also don't use the soother much because it keeps falling out.
    we are also having a problem with winding because he falls asleep while feeding and won't wake up while trying to wind him and it takes forever to get it out lol. its hard work for sure but i keep looking at my older son and thinking this phase is going to be over so soon I should enjoy it as much as possible.
     

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