My DS is 13 months old and after a few hiccups in the early days he has breast fed like a pro, still going strong. The last few days though my nipples feel raw and so sore, similar to the first few weeks! He has 8 teeth but none are particularly new and he doesn't really bite me but feeding is getting so painful I am dreading it again
Anyone had anything similar happen? What could be causing this?
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21-05-2012 17:07 #1
Cracked painful nipples but no newborn!!
21-05-2012 17:25 #2-
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I have had very sore nipples since Ds was about 14 months old, no explanation why though, nursing can br very painful for me.
I use paw paw 2-3 times a day and grit my teeth (Ds usually nurses morning, evening and once over night. He's 23 1/2 months)
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21-05-2012 17:26 #3Senior Member
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Sometimes my 11 month old just latches really silly.. usually because she wants to do something else at the same time or because she thinks its amusing ?! I don't know what to do besides unattach and get her to try again. I do know however that my mum who breastfed me almost 2 Years weaned my brother at 11 months because in her words, he was chewing her tits off.. lovely lol.
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21-05-2012 17:41 #4
Ouch BumMum lol
It could be comfort sucking I'm not too sure. I'm not ready to ween him as his eating isn't the best and he doesn't drink enough cows milk.
I used some paw paw today hopefully that helps a bit and I'll try to get him to latch on properly. I don't want to put him to bed because I don't want to feed him lol
21-05-2012 17:50 #5
I'm also agreeing with a poor latch. My DD too got a bit lazy and did her own thingy for a while till i sorted her out. I used lanisoh to fix the nipples up.
unless you are pregnant?
21-05-2012 18:00 #6
Nope not pregnant hehe
21-05-2012 18:01 #7
I was going to suggest pregnancy or period as well
Baby wearing, co-sleeping, booby feeding mummy to one
21-05-2012 18:16 #8
As well as other suggestions, sore nipples at this stage can be dermatitis or thrush (but often it's a matter of needing to learn to adjust latch with all those teeth - nips can get damaged easily and take a few days once latch corrected to heal) same happened to me and I went back to basics on attachment - putting her on like a newborn for a few days and it improved
21-05-2012 20:45 #9
Mm I will try that. I have a feeling he is getting lazy!
21-05-2012 21:31 #10
Just sometimes something as simple as turning his body in towards you so you are tummy to tummy can be enough - bigger bubs often have their body facing out, almost hanging off, and then turn their heads at noises or voices (like you have go go inspector gadget nipples!!!). Another thing I found worked well was to straddle her across my lap Like a koala, as when she was fully facing me like that it was harder (almost impossible) to turn around or pull my nipple with her head as she was positioned in a way that kept her focused
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