Breastfeeding help for two month old
August 25, 2013 4:35 PM Subscribe
I've looked at the archives but couldn't find much specific to my situation. I have been breastfeeding my nine week old since he was born, but recently things have gotten more painful. It's never been easy or pain free, but lately nursing has resulted in so much bleeding that my poor little guy is spitting up pink/red after a feeding. I have four days left of maternity leave and an appointment with my OB in two Thursdays, but is there anything I can do in the meantime to make feedings a little less upsetting for both of us?
posted by House of Leaves of Grass to health & fitness (28 answers total)
What I'm doing now:
Lanolin before and after each feeding.
Soothing gel pads.
Hand expressing briefly before feeding to avoid super heavy letdown.
Occasional crying and swearing.
There are no visible cracks in my nipples and I don't see any signs of thrush. Please, tell me there's something else I can do or that we'll turn a corner soon. I keep thinking things are getting better and then they get so much worse. I have a decent freezer stash if I need to dip into it. I love nursing aside from the pain and my boy's upset tummy from the blood - I just want to enjoy the rest of my leave!