So, as of yesterday Ive been pretty much feeding on demand and exclusively breast feeding [except for the 20cc i put in a bottle with his vitamins twice a day]
My nips hurt!! I make sure that he latches correctly and has more than just the nip in his mouth. Its usually just the initial sucks that really hurt and then as he gets in his groove theyre fine.
I use my pinky to break his seal if i need to take him off of my boob for any reason.
I just took him off of my left boob and one if the little bumps on the tip of my nipple is red. Like blood red. Not just sore red.
Is this normal? Is it just because my boobs arent use to it? Ive pumped for a month but his suction seems a lot stronger than my pumps! Plus, hes on my boobs more often than id usually pump.
Any words of wisdom?
Also, do you know if a baby gets more milk out of a boob than a pump does or less?