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What could this pain be? (breastfeeding question)

I noticed about two days ago whenever my DD latches onto my right breast it hurts SO bad. It's only the nipple, not the whole breast. My left breast doesn't hurt at all. Her latch is fine and she's almost 10 months. It also hurts when I pump. Does anyone know what this could be? It kind of feels like the entire nipple is bruised from the inside (if that makes any sense) I asked this question in a breastfeeding group and am waiting for a if any of you have any thoughts or suggestions I'd appreciate it.

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Asked by chairhead28 at 2:16 PM on Jul. 3, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • sounds kinda like thrush.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:19 PM on Jul. 3, 2009

  • I thought thrush had like white discharge and my DD's mouth would be white? I could be wrong though. And I thought the nipple was supposed to be hot to the touch and it's not.

    Answer by chairhead28 at 2:21 PM on Jul. 3, 2009

  • baby could have white spots in mouth or not, it could be the beginning of thrush..


    Answer by Anonymous at 2:22 PM on Jul. 3, 2009

  • I'm thinking improper latch and soreness. Lanisoh or whatever that product is is wonderful. If you can switch sides and worse case scenario- contact a lactation nurse. They are wonderful.

    Answer by SwiftFolk at 2:31 PM on Jul. 3, 2009

  • It's not a wrong latch, I don't think. I've seen a LC before and she said that the latch is fine (that was 2 months ago though) My DD used to have a wrong latch and my nipples were bleeding, cracked and sore. This is more like a burning/bruised type feeling on just one nipple.

    Answer by chairhead28 at 2:36 PM on Jul. 3, 2009

  • Happened to me. It was a mild yeast infection in my breast. It never spread to DS, if it did his body fought it no problem.

    Answer by Nesa_Z at 2:45 PM on Jul. 3, 2009

  • I had gotten that too when I was nursing but it eventually went away. My son and I had seemed fine it just felt the same way you described. Wish I could help but I would use the Lansinoh cream too and it does help a little.

    Answer by Softwater at 4:05 PM on Jul. 3, 2009

  • I've never had thrush but it soundslike that could be it

    Answer by Krysta622 at 10:59 PM on Jul. 4, 2009

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