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Itchy? HELP!!

So, I have been BFing for 7 weeks now and have never had any nipple discomfort at all. But suddenly for the past 2 days, my nipples itch when my son is nursing. Is this normal? Has anyone else ever experienced this? Why would it just suddenly start out of nowhere?


Asked by kayceeisit at 10:18 PM on Mar. 17, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I know the itch you are talking about. It's almost like the milk is what's itching right? My OB said after he checked them over for thrush, that they were still adjusting almost like a healing itch.

    Answer by jspenny2705 at 8:42 AM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • you can find some nursing cream to put on there, it shoud relieve the itch! Good luck!

    Answer by katieandchris01 at 10:53 PM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • I could be that after 7 weeks they are becoming increasingly irritated. Try washing with some Aveeno soap, the oatmeal should be soothing. If it persists or gets worse then I would call my ob.

    Answer by Kelly502 at 10:23 PM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • I always use aveeno soap for my whole body. And i would think that after 7 weeks my nipples would be toughened not irritated, but i dont know, im new to this lol

    Comment by kayceeisit (original poster) at 10:26 PM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • May be thrush

    Answer by Amanda11810 at 10:42 PM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • How do I tell if it is?

    Comment by kayceeisit (original poster) at 10:43 PM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • Well, I have some nipple butter and it does not help even a little. Its majorly while my son is nursing.

    Comment by kayceeisit (original poster) at 3:28 AM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • Thrush is evidenced by redness most of the time. Sometimes baby will have white patches in the mouth, sometimes baby will have a red rash himself on his butt... and sometimes baby will show NOTHING!

    Is it itching all the time or only thorugh nursing?

    Answer by gdiamante at 10:45 AM on Mar. 18, 2011

  • It's exactly like jspenny said! It feels like the milk itself is what itches and its only when nursing. Maybe for a little while after nursing but thats it

    Comment by kayceeisit (original poster) at 3:17 PM on Mar. 18, 2011

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