Pumping pain the first minute?
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|Sun, 06-30-2013 - 11:38pm|
Hi - This is my second child and once again, I am exclusively pumping. The first time, I was able to pump for a year and a half. I was very proud of this accomplishment and I can only hope I can do the same for this baby. So far, it's definitely much harder this time around with 2 kids, no sleep, and pumping pain. So hard and tiring!!!
I am pumping 7-9 times a day and finally, my milk supply seems ok. I pump about 40 oz a day. Baby is now 2 weeks old so he has enough supply and we've started freezing. The question I have is this... do any of you experience pain at the beginning of your pump sessions? The first minute where your nipples are tugged at. Is this normal? I don't remember but each time I turn on the pump, I just want to scream but then the pain dissipates and it just becomes a normal session. The suction is extra hard so I wonder if it's just that plus sensitive nipples? I want to make sure I don't have thrush... no unusual pain other then when pumping the first minute.
Any others experiencing the same thing? Thank you!!!