Daphne was really good at breastfeeding. She seemed to be perfect at it. I just couldn’t figure out why it hurt so badly. I mean it was a deep stabbing pain deep in my breast. It seemed to travel under my arm pit to my back. There were a few times when it wouldn’t hurt at all. It was perfect! Just a slight tugging and she would get so much milk. J She was adorable. But the pain and such got worse and worse.
My blood pressure started to rise. I was having pains in my arms and losing feeling to my fingers (like my cubital tunnel syndrome). My ankles were super swollen up to the size of softballs. I was getting shortness of breath and dizzy. Tyler later told me that he had checked me in the night to make sure I was breathing still. My nerves were over reacting all over my body causing my whole body to shake in pain when she would nurse. I knew the reason wasn’t her; I just couldn't figure it out until I started losing feeling in my hands. That was a symptom from my nerve problem before.
So I started pumping and after a day my body was feeling a bit normal again. I immediately started producing a lot of milk. So pumping is going to be my way and freezing the milk she doesn’t need right now. This is just the beginning.