Sore nipples at this point?

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-26-2003
Sore nipples at this point?
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Sat, 05-02-2009 - 8:17am

I am doing extended breastfeding, DD is now 18 months and for the past 5 days or so, each time she latches on, I have excruciating nipple soreness, kind of like when breastfeeding for the first time (you know, wen it is non-stop and soreness takes over!). After the in initial latch, the pain goes away after about 30 seconds or so. It is happening on both sides. HWen I lok at my nipples, they look normal, no cuts or anything like that.


I am bf'ing one time per day and then a few times at night.


Any ideas on how to get some relief, make things get back to normal?


Thanks!

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sat, 05-02-2009 - 11:04am

Hmmm, sometimes nipples can be sensitive when you are due for your period or if you are pregnant…….any chance of either of those things?


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Registered: 06-26-2003
Sat, 05-02-2009 - 4:27pm

Hi Kathy!


Thanks very much for your thoughts.


Not due for my period for another 2 weeks or so and no, not pregnant :)


I would say that it is better/tolerable after the

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2003
Sat, 05-02-2009 - 5:43pm

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-26-2003
Sat, 05-02-2009 - 7:54pm

Thanks Kathy! You have been so helpful.


I have not been able to get her to latch correctly since this has started. I will try a different position next time and see if that works. I usually nurse her while we are both lying down.


I'll check out the link you sent about soreness, hopefully

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Registered: 11-29-2005
Thu, 05-07-2009 - 3:22pm

I've been nursing my DD going on 2.5 years now.

 


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