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Goodness! Exclusively breastfeeding is taking the best of me. I am both nursing a baby and a swollen left nipple.

Zander bit it so hard the other day and locked on it for more than a few seconds. I knew better than to pull him away from the breast. I pinched his nose, but he breathed through his mouth, with a nipple in between his teeth. Naughty little boy.

It's so painful I can't even use a hand pump. I'm now manually expressing milk by hand, straight to the bottle. I honestly feel like a cow being milked. Except that I'm milking myself.

How am I holding up? Pretty well, I think. I was forced to let Zan feed on my left the other night even if it was painful as hell since I was just too sleepy to get up and pump. It became numb after a few minutes anyway and we both slept well after. Plus, I didn't want to get up and go outside looking like I just had my right breast removed overnight because it's flat from overfeeding.

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Akshar wrote on August 18, 2014, 1:22 AM

Problems of breastfeeding! I never knew such problems existed until I faced all these 1 year back! emoticon :smile: emoticon :winking:

gulp_burp wrote on August 18, 2014, 1:42 AM

I only got to breastfeed my first born for a month, so I didn't know about these problems until now. But I have no plans of stopping now.

MegL wrote on August 18, 2014, 4:32 AM

When my first one did it, I was standing up and nearly dropped him from the shock and pain, because I wasn't expecting it. But he never did it again!

acelawrites wrote on August 18, 2014, 6:44 AM

It is good you are breastfeeding your baby. He will get all the nourishment he needs.

Brenda wrote on August 19, 2014, 4:42 PM

My daughter goes through the same problems with breast feeding but at least the children are more healthy from breast milk.

LeslieAdrienne wrote on August 20, 2014, 8:49 AM

#gulp-burp, I remember those days, Wow! Zander is an absolutely beautiful baby.... congratulations and, your nipple will recover...LOL

LeslieAdrienne wrote on August 20, 2014, 8:51 AM

#Brenda, absolutely... I think it is unfortunate when mothers because of the inconvenience decide against breastfeeding. There are nutrients and supplemental emotional bonds that supplied through breastfeeding that cannot be gotten elsewhere. God Bless You!

AliCanary wrote on October 5, 2014, 3:47 PM

Oh, my! if only there were some sort of protective guard to keep that little vampire duckling from chewing on you...