Just today whenever I feed off my left breast it's excruciatingly painful. Like the latch is really wrong. Have been feeding DS2 for 12 weeks now no pain or issues. When I inspect the nipple it looks normal, no grazing/cracking or obvious damage. When the nipple comes out of his mouth it spears regular shape, his latch appears normal but hurts like crazy.
When he feeds off the right side it's normal and painless.
Is there anything that could be causing this sudden intense pain? It does feel a bit tender after feeding but I can't quite pinpoint where, almost like its inside then nipple?
There are no obvious blocked ducts or lumps etc so I don't think it's mastitis? However I should mention that he has been feeding less frequently last few days so there have been instances where my breasts have been slightly engorged.
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30-05-2016 22:13 #1
Sudden painful feeding 12 weeks?!
30-05-2016 22:21 #2Senior Member
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I had this sort of thing a few months in and it was latch. It got really painful, even though there wasn't much evidence on the outside. I had twins and was probably a bit slack on getting them attached exactly right and when i started to really pay attention and make sure, it did settle down. Mine got quite intense pain for a while so perhaps check the latch and just make sure. With mine it was that i wasn't having them open mouths wide enough. Perhaps as they get older and stronger it causes more problems if it isn't right. Just an idea.
30-05-2016 22:28 #3
It could be thrush. Does your ds have white around his mouth? I didn't realise my dd had it until my nipples became really sore. Looked in her mouth and sure enough she had oral thrush which had gone into my nipple (or vice versa). My nipple was just a little bit red.
31-05-2016 00:23 #4
I haven't see any white but will check again in the morning.
I don't think it's latch, it's so sudden and severe, I think I would have had some discomfort leading up to. I don't normally feel a thing. He has always been a very strong sucker.
I will call ABA tomorrow. It's my 'good boob' (being the one that makes the most milk, not that the other is by any means insufficient), I am worried it's got something to do with engorgement. He usually only takes one side and as he has spread his feeds out a lot these past few days I am in a bit of pain over night and have to get up and express off the excess to avoid mastitis etc.
31-05-2016 02:00 #5
Sudden painful feeding 12 weeks?!
you can try a cream like dactarin to
try and fix it.
Last edited by turquoisecoast; 31-05-2016 at 02:03.
31-05-2016 05:26 #6
I checked the ABA website and a few others (late night dr Google, lol), it does seem I most likely have an infected nipple of sorts, perhaps thrush as its most common. I think my nipple is slightly red on inspection this morning, it's definitely not attachment as far as I am concerned it comes out of his mouth perfectly shaped etc and changing positions/reattaching does nothing to help. His latch looks as perfect as its always been. He's got no problem getting the milk out, it's flowing nice and fast. But omg toe curling pain. Thankfully my other breast is still pain free. And double thankfully he isn't currently doing 2 hourly feeds!
31-05-2016 05:36 #7
Hmm some slight shooting pain now that u mention it. In between feeds.
31-05-2016 05:57 #8
def get it checked by the GP sunny. I would agree it's unlikely attachment issues of the other boob is pain free. definitely sounds like an infection or issue specific to the left boob. how annoying it's on your good boob too! my left is my good one too and the one I had blocked ducts in both times too! I hope this clears up for you ASAP! x
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31-05-2016 06:53 #9
Could be thrush. Only sign I had was nipple pain and ds had nappy rash.
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