Background: based on oversupply issues and going back to work soon, we have moved to exclusive pumping. DS has not nursed in over a week.

Just in the last week, I have been experiencing a very painful letdown everytime I pump. It hurts midway between breast and shoulder (upper chest area), deep inside. Other than that I have no pain...

LO has been increasingly fussy and gassy during the same time period. In trying to find solutions and reasons, I came across info on thrush. He DOES have a white tongue, but sort of always has? If we had thrush, would there be definite other symptoms? Do some people have deep, painful letdowns that are normal?

So confused and thinking I might just be stretching to find a solution. All of our issues always seem like there could be a million reasons and I can't figure out what is really going on. BUT I would like to know what everyone thinks about the painful letdown..