My son refuses to latch on so I've been pumping (using a manual pump) and I've also been using formula. I pump milk maybe once a day but for some reason my boobs still hurt. The pain is so HORRIBLE! It seems like my left breast hurts a lot more. Is there anything I can do to help relieve the pain?
Keep working on the latch. Pump more than once a day if you wanna keep breastfeeding. At the rate your going, you will dry up if he's not latching period & only pumping once. Your probably super engorged
You could try pumping more often. Depending on how old your LO is you should pump every 2-4 hours. That should help with the pain. Warm showers/compress. If you are wanting to stop BFing you can try hand expressing a little to relieve the pain and pressure.