Last Wednesday, (it's now Monday) my darling son bit me.... Hard. Instincts kicked in and I did exactly what your not supposed to and pulled back. His teeth drug and I was left with a pretty nasty battle wound. He is 8.5 months and rocking teeth on the top and bottom. Thursday was hard because my nipple hurt so much that I may have, although I tried not to, fed him less off of that side. Friday, same thing. Saturday started out the same but by the afternoon my breast was a lot more sore. I noticed up the top half was engorged, did my research and figured out it was probably a plugged duct. It didn't take long to get it unplugged however the milk coming out of that hole was bright red fresh blood, and a lot of it. By this time it was near midnight, I called my mom who is a nurse and she told me not to worry and to just pump and feed him a lot off that side keeping it empty. Yesterday there was still traces of blood in my milk, giving it a bit of a rusty color but the juices were flowing although my breast is still quite sore. I'm wondering if it is due to the intense hand expressing or possibly just having some blood in there (the same way blood feels like knives when you have a UTI). I guess I am just curious as to how long the tenderness lingered after getting a duct unplugged? Have any of you seen a lot of blood in your milk? Besides a hot cloth, hot showers and ibuprofen do you have any other tricks? I have been so lucky as to not really hit to many hurdles during our breastfeeding relationship and am far from ready to stop.
Our Angel: EDD: 05/11/17. MC at 6 weeks
Baby #2- EDD: 07/18/17