Painful Boobs before feeding

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  1. my1stbump

    my1stbump Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone found that before they feed their LO they get like a stabbing pain in their boobs? I have been getting this for a few days and today it hurt that much it sorta took my breathe away, the only way to describe the pain is by saying that it feels like razor blades are been dragged through my viens... I think this happens when I am "filling up".

    Is this normal??


    xx
     
  2. Samantha675

    Samantha675 Maybe baby #3?!?

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    I think I get what you are describing, but not near as painful sounding. I am not sure how to describe the sensation, but I tend to get it in the area that is on top, and towards the clevage area of each breast. It is quite a quick, lighting like pain, and I just assumed it was my breast filling up.
     
  3. my1stbump

    my1stbump Well-Known Member

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    Thanks

    It tends to start at the top for me also then goes to the nipple area.

    I thought that it might be the sensation of them filling up but didnt think that it would be that painful ouch x
     
  4. hsollis

    hsollis Well-Known Member

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    I haven't had that yet but I wonder sometimes if mine actually fill up enough between feeds...

    Do you notice them getting bigger because mine always seem the same size as well?
     
  5. Serene123

    Serene123 Guest

    Yes and OUCH.

    I find massaging it normally helps a bit!
     
  6. freckleonear

    freckleonear Crunchy mummy

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    I had this for a while, but it doesn't happen any more. :hug:
     
  7. Sarah88

    Sarah88 Full time working mummy

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    I get it in my nipples, but it's mainly coz I have thrush :(
     
  8. Jenelle

    Jenelle Mommy of 2 Boys

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    I used to get this when I was BFing, and I always thought it was my letdown, cause some people can get painful letdown. Plus after it happened my breasts would start leaking really bad.

    Not sure if you get leaking following the pain?
     
  9. HatterasSarah

    HatterasSarah Mom of 1 boy =)

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    are you feeling sick or achy or anything? When I started getting the shooting pains in my breasts, I ended up getting mastitis. It was horrible...literally, the most sick I've ever been. Just make sure you feed as much as possible, because you may have a blocked duct and you'll want to unclog it so you don't develop an infection. I hope it feels better!
     
  10. thelilbump

    thelilbump ♥ mummy to a princess ♥

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    i get this too! nasty isn't it? Not found anything to help it yet though?!
     
  11. claire1983

    claire1983 Student midwife to be!

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    Try hand expressing, you only need to take off a bit - it can really help - its sounds like you are getting a bit engorged. Just taking that bit of pressure off can help a lot
     

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