Nipple soreness and less milk

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-24-2010
Nipple soreness and less milk
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Fri, 04-30-2010 - 3:00pm

I've been EPing for the past 8 weeks, with an output of about 35-40 oz a day. The past few days, my left nipple has been really sensitive and sore for no apparent reason. I tried using Lansinoh on it, and I also tried different size breastshields on my pump, but nothing seemed to work. I also had thrush a few weeks ago that cleared up, and I tried using that cream on it, just in case it had come back. Today, I'm getting way less milk from that breast. Could these two things be related? And does anybody have any idea what it could be?

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-13-2009
Fri, 04-30-2010 - 7:20pm

This happened to me once.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-24-2010
Thu, 05-06-2010 - 7:15pm
As it turned out, I had a plugged duct. I have no idea if it was related to the nipple, but they're both feeling better now. Thanks for the response!
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-13-2009
Fri, 05-07-2010 - 4:39pm
I'm glad you're feeling better.

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