Lauri, I am so sorry about the infection! I don't know what I would do knowing the doctor made such a mistake that impacted my health as well as hindered my ability to breastfeed. I really think I would be talking to a lawyer. Hope you are healing up now!
I haven't had a painful let down, except when I had mastitus with Kadence. I think if it was a breast infection though, by now it would hurt all the time. Hope it feels better soon Genie!
Chris, I also recommend contacting a lactation consultant to help with your latch. If you cannot find one or cannot afford it (although most insurance companies will pay for a visit so check with them first), try a Medela nipple shield which they sell at Target or Babies R Us. It requires the baby to have a proper latch in order to get milk and it also helps protect your breast while it is healing. Also, lather on the lanolin as it helps the nipple heal faster.
Kadence had really bad acne from about 1 week to about 4 weeks, but thus far Reagan's skin has been really clear. We will see if it develops because she is only 10 days old.
So please do not throw things at me for this next question...I do not wake Reagan to eat at night, but is there a point where I should? She slept 9 hours last night before waking! She had been up most of yesterday and we took a walk in the park, which probably tired her out, but I never would have expected her to sleep that long. After hour 6 (she had been sleeping 6 at a time since about 3 days) I was up about every half an hour worried and checking on her. Now this morning she is eating a lot! Gotta fill back up after her long night!