Just on one side though. The LC said to attempt nursing now that the pain of the mastitis is getting better, but to pump for two minutes first. I am not sure if the mastitis just desensitized my nipple or if pumping gives him more to latch on to and makes it easier, but it was actually pain free until the end. Then he started getting lazy and letting his lip slip lower on my nipple. So I stopped to avoid damaging the nipples that are just now healing. But he nursed the one side for 15 minutes.
I hope this is the turning point for breast feeding. I mean come on when is enough enough. A sleepy, unlatching child. Then a child who can latch, but has a horrible and lazy latch. Then bleeding, cracked nipples. Mastitis in both breasts with a 102.8 fever for 2 days. I am ready for this to get easier.
Oh and keep your fingers crossed that my supply will pick up. I have had to supplement a quarter of his bottles with formula since I have been sick. But the LC said it should get better once the infection is fully cleared up.