DD will be a year on Wednesday.
Ugh poor mama!! Does she have a stuffy nose? Sometimes when a baby has a stuffy nose they sort of keep letting go with their mouth and hanging on with teeth so as not to lose the breast as she stops sucking to breathe. Any chance this is what is happening? If so maybe get in touch with her ped to get some treatment. Some doctors will recommend salt water nose drops or you can take the baby into a steamy bathroom to clear the nose so she can bf better.
Whatever is going on it's important to take the baby off as soon as she does the offending behavior. At this age it's probably not so much latch as it is that she's doing something 'funny' as she breastfeeds.
Sometimes, if you lift the breast just a bit as the baby is nursing it helps sort of lift if off the teeth.
Maybe you could try side lying or other positions to see if that takes pressure off the teeth.
Sorry I don't have more to offer. Hope you feel better soon.
Kathy Kuhn IBCLCiVillage lactation consultant
and Grammy to Brennan, Elias, Elianna, Tahlia, Makenna, and Maura
Kathy Kuhn IBCLC ivillage lactation consultant Grammy to Brennan, Elias, Elianna, Tahlia, Makenna, Maura, Silas, and Charlotte
thanks for the quick reply!
We took her to the doctor and the NP didn't find anything wrong but thrush.
Are you getting treatment for nipple yeast if the baby has thrush? Certainly that will make you more sore if the baby has thrush and has caused your nipples to get raw. Call your OB doctor and let them know the baby has oral thrush and you have sore nipples. They may want to treat you too.
If a UTI is suspected I wouldn't think they'd need to cath her. They could catch the urine in a bag. The bag is applied to the baby's skin around her urethra in the diaper and it catches the urine for sampling.
Maybe your family has a viral bug that will soon pass anyway and doesn't need treatment.
Hope things continue to improve