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Breastfeeding & breast is sore on top & feels kind of hard...

baby is 1 week old & this is my 2nd. never had that problem w the 1st & also there's white stuff on my nips is that thrush? other than that baby is eating well & eager to eat when it's time.

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mandielynn23

Asked by mandielynn23 at 2:10 PM on Jun. 13, 2012 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Sounds like a blocked duct, they usually go away in 24 hours. The white stuff sounds like thrush, I think you might get a topical antibiotic for that.
    Farrahann

    Answer by Farrahann at 2:12 PM on Jun. 13, 2012

  • i go to the doc friday, only time i could get a sitter. thank u
    mandielynn23

    Comment by mandielynn23 (original poster) at 2:13 PM on Jun. 13, 2012

  • What I did for the blocked duct is I'd nurse my DD while my DH massaged by boob.
    Farrahann

    Answer by Farrahann at 2:13 PM on Jun. 13, 2012

  • switching positions also helps - if you use the cradle hold all the time, try the football hold and side-lying while nursing - it puts baby's mouth in different positions to drain all the ducts. i had the same problem.
    annanonnymommy

    Answer by annanonnymommy at 3:17 PM on Jun. 13, 2012

  • May be your breast are full, have you tried a breast pum
    erbellain

    Answer by erbellain at 6:53 PM on Jun. 13, 2012

  • Yep as you are feeding work in circles to get the milk out of that area.
    Melbornj

    Answer by Melbornj at 7:29 PM on Jun. 13, 2012

  • Immediately go to the doctor. The main thing is not to run disease.
    oli2021

    Answer by oli2021 at 3:26 PM on Jun. 16, 2012

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