Sore nipples with pumping

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-23-2009
Sore nipples with pumping
Thu, 07-23-2009 - 11:18am

My daughter is 9.5 months. I work full-time and was pumping twice a day to provide just enough milk for her at daycare (supplemented a little with formula). The rest of the time when I am at home I breastfeed. My problem now is that I have sore nipples from the pulling on the breastpump and they have started to crack quite badly. I have therefore stopped pumping on one side to try and help it heal and only feed my daughter on this side when I am home. I have noticed that my milk production has decrease because of this and am concerned that once it heals and I then try to continue to pump I'm not going to get enough. I really want to continue the breastfeeding until she's one (which I did with my son) but am finding it so difficult to pump enough for her and especially with it hurting so much. Any suggestions?

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-25-2006
Thu, 07-23-2009 - 11:55am

Hmmm...if there is pain where there used to not be pain, thrush is usually a good guess:

Are you using APNO for the pain at all?

Take a look and follow up, okay?


iVillage Member
Registered: 06-10-2008
Thu, 07-23-2009 - 1:04pm

Can you let us know what type of pump you're using?