A feeling like glass is cutting me when baby feeds-what is this?

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  1. Emily Roses M

    Emily Roses M Well-Known Member

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    Title says it all really- just wondered what is causing it??

    love Charlotte xxx

    Ds is 4 months and I'm expressing and bf xxxx
     
  2. Pixxie

    Pixxie Mum to 1 little girl

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    Could it be poor latch? Sorry no other ideas xxx
     
  3. summer rain

    summer rain Mum of 5

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    Could be thrush, is the feeling in the nipple or deeper in the breast tissue? Either way thrush could be a possibility. Also if you're expressing regularly sometimes you can be having the suction etc too strong without realising and it can lead to cracked nipples and other temporary damage which is then painful when baby is feeding....
     
  4. Emily Roses M

    Emily Roses M Well-Known Member

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    It's in the nipple I think it might be from having the suction too stong on the breast pump. xxxx
     
  5. ke29

    ke29 Well-Known Member

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    I get that if i havent expressed for a while
     
  6. Lownthwaite

    Lownthwaite 1DD and cooking #2!

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    I'd say thrush - exactley how I described the pain in my nipples when I had - get to the docs for some antibiotics :hugs:
     
  7. vaileasmama

    vaileasmama Well-Known Member

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    antibiotics will make thrush worse!
    agree go to dr's for advice, but they shouldnt prescribe antibiotics as this actually casues thrush.
    hope your boobs feel better soon :flower:
     
  8. deobi

    deobi Pregnant with #2

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    Thrush didn't feel that way for me. I was more of a soreness.

    I had the glass, sharp searing pain when I had some small tears on my nipple from LO pulling and biting. They looked like small paper cuts. I went to the DR and she told me to ask for Bactroban at the pharmacy wipe it off before feeding but keep it on all the time. It started to feel better after just a few hours and was healed in 2 days.
     
  9. Lownthwaite

    Lownthwaite 1DD and cooking #2!

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    When I had thrush they prescribed cream for LO's mouth and my nipples and also antibiotics for the internal infection (infection was right back into my milk ducts) doc didn't prescribe it at 1st but midwife called him and told him I needed it and it cleared up within 3 weeks. Midwife did also tell me to take acidophilus daily to help beat the infection and to continue taking it once the infection had cleared to prevent re-occurance. I do now and have been fine since. :thumbup:
     
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