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The latch is good, but...

Posted by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 8:11 AM
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It still hurts when Declan (3 weeks old)nurses on the RIGHT side. The left side is great,BUT never as FULL as the right side, feels like I produce more milk on right side. I know that the latch is good...but is the pain normal? No thrush, no infection. I can't bare the pain anymore, I cringe every time. Feels like I'm getting stabbed with nails :/
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JadedFaerie
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 8:20 AM

 Totally normal, still only early days :)

Baby_Avas_Momma
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 8:23 AM
Sounds like an overactive letdown, which from what I've heard can be really painful. I think if you either hand express some milk or pump alittle bit from that side to take the edge off, it will be less painful when nursing.
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cabsmom10
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 8:49 AM
Normal for the nipple pain?

Quoting JadedFaerie:

 Totally normal, still only early days :)

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JadedFaerie
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 8:53 AM
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 Yes, remember your breasts are fairly new at this, with anything it takes time to adjust! It could be other things but I doubt it. If you are worried buy some Lanisoh (nipple cream) it has a tendency to help with the pain, or try taking so paracetamol to help with it. It will get easier :)

Quoting cabsmom10:

Normal for the nipple pain?

Quoting JadedFaerie:

 Totally normal, still only early days :)

 

cek302
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Look at kellymom.com

I did this for myself (breastfeeding third child who is now 9 months) and she lists all kind of reasons for nipple pain. In my case it was hormonal, I took evening primrose oil and the pain was gone literally the same day. Then the next day I started my period! So she was exactly right!!

mama02040608
by on Jan. 15, 2012 at 9:28 AM
Nipple pain that makes you cringe is NOT normal, I don't care where in BF you are. It could be because flow is faster and he clamps down to stop it or the shape may lead to a slightly different latch than the other side. Either way, do look on kellymom for some solutions and know that it will have an end :)
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