Sudden Problems. Teething? Thrush?
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|Wed, 07-08-2009 - 8:55am|
I've been BF'ing for 10 months with no problems at all. We never had any trouble in the beginning with cracked or painful nipples, but now, at 10 months, I all the sudden have horrible pain in both nipples and areolas during every feeding and for a while after he's finished. This has been going on for about 2 weeks.
I've finally bought some lansinoh cream and have been applying that after every feeding. It seems to be helping somewhat...by the end of last week I was in tears when he first latched on, and with the cream, I'm at least not crying, but it's still pretty painful.
I've looked a little on Kellymom.com to see what this could be caused by, and all I can think of is maybe teething (he doesn't bite me, but with 4 teeth on top and 4 on bottom, they're probably rubbing against the nipple) or thrush. I'm not even really sure what thrush is, but I've heard of people having it. I've looked at the pictures on kellymom.com and my LO seems to have the whiteness in the mouth that looks a little like the pictures on the website. The thing is it seems to come and go, so I don't know if I'm just seeing things. I'm just not sure.
If anyone has any advice or has had any experience with this, please pass on any info that you think would be helpful. I'm not sure what to do and this pain is unbearable.
Also, who would you call about something like this: your OB, a general practitioner, or a lactation consultant. I'm just lost as to what to do. Thank you all so much!