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Old Apr 18th, 2011, 19:31 PM   1
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Breast pain after nursing


My breasts hurt after feeding for 30 min-1 hour or so. Does anyone have any tips or tricks to deal with this? Is it normal for them to hurt after feeding. It's not my nipples, but my entire breast.



 
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Old Apr 18th, 2011, 19:34 PM   2
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Didn't want to read and run..

I have no clue, mine don't hurt at all.. are your breasts engorged?

Btw, our babies share bdays!!



 
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Old Apr 18th, 2011, 19:36 PM   3
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possibly thrush as well, that's how mine was when I had it. Sort of a jolting pain or burning?



 
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Old Apr 18th, 2011, 19:43 PM   4
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They don't hurt at all while nursing, but just after...almost until they feel full again, then they stop hurting.



 
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Old Apr 18th, 2011, 19:46 PM   5
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Didn't want to read and run..

I have no clue, mine don't hurt at all.. are your breasts engorged?

Btw, our babies share bdays!!
Very cool they share birthdays!!



 
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Old Apr 18th, 2011, 21:48 PM   6
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Happened to me, it was like it was refilling pain or something. It went around 10 weeks or so. It's totally obnoxious though. I found massaging my breasts helped with the pain, and so did a hot water bottle some.



 
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Old Apr 18th, 2011, 22:59 PM   7
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The Dr. Jack Newman site recommends trying extra vitamin B6 to help alleviate breast pain. And lecithin was recommended to me by my breast feeding clinic doctor.

Can I ask - do you notice if your nipples are blanching at all? You can get shooting pains throughout your breast from Reynaud's Syndrome. I get that. Not fun, but totally treatable.



 
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Old Apr 19th, 2011, 11:53 AM   8
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It is like a refilling pain. Massage does help and I'll try massage and some extra vitamin b6. I don't think I have blanching, but I'll watch more next feeding. It seems to be worse when she feeds very frequently like she has the past couple of days. When she spaces her feedings out around every two hours, the pain is very mild.

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Old Apr 19th, 2011, 12:46 PM   9
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Just checked Dr. Jack Newman site quickly and couldn't find much on that type of pain (lots on nipple pain, though). Probably the very best resource I know of is kellymom. Do you know that site? Masses of really good, well-researched info. Well worth checking out, if you haven't already!
Meanwhile, the Vit B6 is water soluble and certainly not going to hurt you or baby. And it's cheap!



 
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Old Apr 19th, 2011, 12:57 PM   10
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^oh, I hadn't heard of kellymom. Going to check it out now. Thanks!



 
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