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Hi, I have the most painfull breasts and its red. So im going to the docs on monday as it sounds like mastitis. But every time i feed my little girl she curls over in pain and ends up having a huge bellyache. This hs only happened since i started having a sore breast. Can it be effecting my milk?. At the moment i would really love to give up breastfeeding because im sore and just not enjoying it anymore as she is such a fussy drinker. Any help would be so great.
Well the worst thing just happened. It feels like im getting it in both breast. One breast i know i have it in and the other is starting to get sore also. Is there anyway of trying to get her to drain my breast while drinking. She likes the fast flow but fusses and refuses the breast when it slows down. She loves the let flow. I then change breast she will feed on that one until it slows down. But the thing is they are still half full. My doctor told me to start solids last week because she wasnt putting on much weight and she is a big bub. So i did that and she went really well with it and no belly aches or anything but ever since my breast has been sore she screams after ever feed with a bellyache. So i dont think its the food that im giving her. I dont know anymore i cant see a doc until the morning :(. I think i have had mastitis before but unblocked before it got bad. Anyway ill stop rambling on now :).
If it was me, hayles, I'd stop the solids, I'd get into bed with the bubby and just feed feed feed. To drain the breast she just needs to feed as much as possible. A nice hot shower will help you, hand expressing or using a breast pump, point her nose towards the red patch (this might mean feeding upside down, but trust me, it works) Perhaps a nice warm bath for you and bubby together, skin to skin contact is a good way to encourage more feeding. If she's slow to put on weight then what you need to do is get her to breastfeed more.
Also, call the ABA helpline and they will give you some fantastic advice.
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