Pumping wounds

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-08-2011
Pumping wounds
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Mon, 09-12-2011 - 12:08pm

I'm sure I'm not the only one to experience some pumping related wounds. At almost 5 months of pumping I'd like to think I've experienced it all although I've just developed a new one. I'm not getting some friction bumps on the outside of my areola- guess I need to start putting lanolin there too! At least I am no longer getting blisters on my nipples and I haven't popped any new blood vessels lately.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-25-2011
Mon, 09-12-2011 - 2:05pm
I've had the blisters and the bumps. Right now, I've got bruises from trying to rub out a clog!
iVillage Member
Registered: 07-26-2007
Mon, 09-12-2011 - 8:32pm

Been there done that. You might want to try olive oil instead of lanolin. It's slicker. I fill up an airplane size vodka bottle and carry it in my pump bag.

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-15-2011
Fri, 09-16-2011 - 7:17am
I haven't had blisters but I definitely get the bruising from rubbing them out. I also get raspberries from rubbing so hard. Any suggestions on how I can prevent this?
iVillage Member
Registered: 12-03-2009
Sat, 10-08-2011 - 12:08am
Just found out I have a staph infection on my breast. :( Nasty cracking and oozing. I'm 5.5 months into pumping, losing supply, and sadly weaning. Not sure if this is necessarily pump related or just general nursing woes.
iVillage Member
Registered: 12-03-2009
Sat, 10-08-2011 - 12:11am

Ooops, I hit quick reply instead of "Post reply". After 5.5 months of pumping, I've been diagnosed with a staph infection on my breast. It is cracked and oozing. My supply has been rapidly dropping (low to begin with), so I am hanging up the horns within the next couple of weeks. I've read staph infections are actually quite common in nursing mamas. Wish I would have gone to the dermatologist sooner. My primary care doc thought it was thrush. Very sad to be weaning, but really tired of all the problems I've had.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-22-2011
Tue, 11-22-2011 - 11:39pm
I pump quite a bit since I started back at work, I use a madela double. I recently had to buy new accesories for it ( long story ) but it only came with 24mm flange. What I was using was a 27mm. Don't know how I came across the website but I did. They sell super shields. They work with most breat pumps. The reason I mention this is because regular flanges that comes with pumps actually cause clogs and breast soreness. I read up on these super shields. They are designed differently to work more efficiently and not cause soreness or clogs. I purchased them on there website. I paid 34.90(including shipping) for a pair of small, medium, and large. Comes with its own special bag. I believe these will work wonders. I will post and let everyone know how they work. Until then check out the site! Super shields