weaning 9mo on one side due to vasospasms
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|Tue, 03-04-2014 - 6:10pm|
My LO is just over 9 months old, and for the past month or so I've been suffering with pretty regular sharp, burning pain in just my rt breast after feeding OR pumping, that lasts for a good (bad!) 2-3 hrs, then subsides, but at the time it's practically unbearable, and afterwards it's still pretty tender/sensitive to the touch. And it happens almost exclusively after the first feeding/pump of the day, so that makes me think it's not a latching problem. Rice bag doesn't help either. I'm assuming it's vasospasms due to some tissue damage that happened when i was having severely clogged ducts on that side about every 7-10 days for the month prior to when the pain started. I don't think it's thrush just based on the appearance of the nipple, and it's just on one side, and This is my second child, and I had the same thing happen while nursing the first one, coincidentally at about the same age, too. I did go see an MD when it happened then and it was diagnosed as vasospasms and I was given rx for nifedipine... which didn't really seem to help much. I've taken nifedipine for 2-3 weeks this time too, and not much relief this time either (although i haven't been to an MD again- she closed her office since then). I've been taking lecithin 2400mg twice a day and haven't had any clogging problems lately so I was hoping everything would heal up and be back to normal by now, but it's not and I don't know what else to do! Should I try taking vitamin B6?
I'm seriously considering just weaning off that offending breast otherwise (i can't handle it anymore!!!), but was concerned just one side wouldn't be enough? I hope to continue BF for 1 yr, and then start weaning to cow's milk. But how should I wean just one side when he's still eating 4xd, and a pretty healtly amount of 6oz/feeding i'd guess (that's how much he gets in a bottle)? Will the other side pick up in production?
thanks for any input!