I have a three day old and he’s currently acting like I’m trying to murder him when I try to offer my left breast. My nipple is flatter on that side and I’ve breastfed my two DC prior to this and they’ve all preferred my right breast - but this little man just down right refuses it and my breast is so swollen, hard and sore. I bought an electric pump to express it and it milks about half an oz every 2 hours on a very painful max (whereas the other breast sprays it everywhere when I tried to compare) and I’m sure it’s making more than that as if NEVER seems relieved.
Is there ANYTHING I can try? My right breast is now bleeding at the end and so sore when he latches, because no matter what he doesn’t open his mouth wide... no matter what I do. He just thrashes around and scratches at my breast and his face etc.
I’ve breastfed both of my previous DC until they were just shy of 3 and I thought I’d have this sorted easily but wow. I certainly do not.
Any help or advice would be much appreciated
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Refusing one breast, thrashing, bleeding nipple
FranticallyPeaceful · 22/05/2018 19:20
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