I was at the OB (again) on Friday and they gave me a new anti-bacterial cream. She was thinking it wasn't thrush since there was no improvement with the previous medications. The new cream made the pain MUCH worse. Just having DS touch my nipple would make my toes curl. This pain is seriously worse than contractions.
On Sunday Cindi Freeman (LC) came to the apartment to work with me on latching. I had to know I wasn't making things worse with a bad latch. DS is latching on great and she said he is a great nurser. So that eliminated that concern.
I stopped the new cream and today I talked to the OB, who apparently has no clue what to do next. They referred me to Carolina Breast Care over by Rex.
I rented a hospital pump at BRU yesterday and have been expressing milk for DS. Pumping hurts but not nearly as much as nursing. I don't mind pumping but I seriously am sad that DS isn't getting to nurse right now. I'm going to the breast specialist tomorrow, so I hope to get an answer so DS can get back to the breast ASAP.
This is seriously the most frustrating thing I've ever dealt with. I am spending so much money on drs, prescriptions and pump parts/accessories. I never expected it to be THIS hard. Everyone keeps telling me how they are impressed I am sticking with it, but I just want to know what's going on so we can start fixing it!