The past few MONTHS, I've had nipple soreness when my 21/2 year old daughter nurses (and sometimes it lasts afterward).
I wondered if she was nursing differently or nursing too often, but neither really seems to be the case. Often, it's only a few times a day.
The past THREE DAYS it has become much, much worse. Really pained nipples, so I have winced when she nurses, especially today.
I have no idea what is causing this, we have had a beautiful nursing relationship after the first few "getting used to it" days and weeks just after she was born. People who haven't nursed a toddler: this has nothing to do with her teeth; she isn't biting me, she's had teeth since eight months, and a bunch of teeth since 11/2. It's never hurt before.
I've had regular periods while this has been going on. I haven't had one yet this cycle, but it isn't due for another week+. I'm not really thinking pregnancy since this has been going on several months (with reg. AF). It's just much worse these past few days, especially today.
Oh, I also don't think I am drying up or anything, she still gets milk. I still feel the filling-up feeling at let-down sometimes too.
Right now, she isn't nursing (has not nursed for hours now, since before 9 pm and it's almost 1 am) and my nipples hurt within my bra. They throb and ache. They are sore, sort of like the soreness right after you first start nursing.
Asked by Anonymous at 12:49 AM on May. 7, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)
Answer by LANDENSMOMMYlmk at 1:04 AM on May. 7, 2011
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