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    DS is nearly 8 weeks and I am persisting with bf. I have had supply issues which I am now taking motilium for. The problem is my left nipple is always so incredibly sore & mishapen with what the LC thought was a bleb on the top. She gave me a needle & said to scratch the white top off, then feed & it should rectify itself. It hasn't but is now surrounded by what looks like a swollen sore. Latching has been checked & I don't seem to have a problem as it doesnt hurt during the feed just after. Any suggestions what I can do to help relief the pain & help it heal while still feeding? Would a nipple shield help or is it best not to use one due to low supply already? I don't want to give up bf just yet...

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    If your nipple could be infected I would go and see a GP. No offence but I don't necessarily trust midwives or lc's with complex issues...

    Do you use lansinoh nipple cream? Do you have those gel pads you put in the freezer and then down your bra?

    - sorry I'm not much help tonight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    If your nipple could be infected I would go and see a GP. No offence but I don't necessarily trust midwives or lc's with complex issues...

    Do you use lansinoh nipple cream? Do you have those gel pads you put in the freezer and then down your bra?

    - sorry I'm not much help tonight!
    My gp didn't think anything of it when I saw her last week. Yes I use lanisoh & I have used the riteaid gel pads though not recently, perhaps I will give them another go. If it doesn't get better over the weekend I will see my gp again.

    Thanks for your reply

    me & he = ds 17/9/13 <3

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    How about trying expressing from the sore side for a day to try and give it a chance to heal? And maybe lots of airing time.

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    I had a recurring bleb and sometimes it was so small you wouldn't even know it was there but it still hurt like hell. LCs are usually much more knowledgeable about bf'ing than GPs. My previous GP didn't even know what vasospasms were.

    Not much help sorry other than a big pat on the back and a cheer!

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    Subscribing as also 8 weeks and also struggling with pain on the left side!

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    I used a nipple shield and it really helped reduce pain for me. It didn't affect my supply. From memory my LC said these days the shields are so thin that you still get enough stimulation to help supply.

    I hope you can find a solution - painful feeding is hard work!

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    HI OP, I share your postcode and I know heaps of great resources in Perth for breastfeeding etc. The bleb and pain indicate attachment could still be a problem...have you considered ultrasound treatment on the affected breast then feeding immediately afterwards? that could help. Club physio in e/bk do it also mercy physiotherapy.

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    I have a white spot on my nipple, sometimes it's larger than others. When it flares up I have a hot shower & express from that side.

    Well done on continuing to bf, it's hardwork but definitely worth it!

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    Chatting to a new mum friend recently, she highly recommended using a vitamin e capsule after feeding, crack capsule open and rub it in, while applying lasinoh before feeding. The vit e speeds healing and lasinoh a lubricant barrier while feeding. I used a nipple shield for a few weeks with out drama and all was good. All the best!
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