Nipple pain after BFing for 11 months?

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Registered: 05-21-2008
Nipple pain after BFing for 11 months?
Fri, 01-22-2010 - 11:35pm

I am new to this board, my name is Mindy, my daughter, Sage, will be 11 months tomorrow, and we have had a great BFing relationship (minus the first few weeks) up until recently! Suddenly it has become really uncomfortable again, like it was in the very beginning. When Sage is nursing, it feels like someone is rubbing sandpaper on my nipples! I have had mastitis 2x already, and it definitely does not feel like that. She has teeth, so I'm not sure if her teeth are rubbing while she's nursing or I read somewhere that this can be a sign that AF is about to return...any ideas?



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Registered: 07-20-2006
Sat, 01-23-2010 - 9:24am

Hello and congrats on 11 months!!

Yes, nipple pain during ovulation can be really bad...but it usually only lasts 2-3 days at the very most. How long has it been lasting?

Other possibilities are pregnancy or thrush. Anything sound like what you're dealing with?


Mama to two girls; birth choice and breastf