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  1. #1
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    Default troubleshooting

    Woke up and fed LO and it hurt. Felt like he was chomping. Switched positions and not much better. Switched sides. The areola on the sore side is all swollen and puffed up. Is this from the chomping/teeth or was he chomping because it was swollen and felt different in his mouth? What could cause swelling?
    Thanks again for troubleshooting another new issue for me!

  2. #2
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    Default Re: troubleshooting

    Was it hurting before you nursed him?
    Susan
    Mama to my all-natural boys: Ian, 9-4-04, 11.5 lbs; Colton, 11-7-06, 9 lbs, in the water; Logan, 12-8-08, 9 lbs; Gavin, 1-18-11, 9 lbs; and an angel 1-15-06
    18+ months and for Gavin, born with an incomplete cleft lip and incomplete posterior cleft palate
    Sealed for time and eternity, 7-7-93
    Always babywearing, cosleeping and cloth diapering. Living with oppositional defiant disorder and ADHD. Ask me about cloth diapering and sewing your own diapers!

  3. #3
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    Default Re: troubleshooting

    How old is your LO? It could be a variety of things. Thrush will make your nipples and areola look read and swollen, but just a bad latch or grinding teeth could do the same.


    You can call me JoMo!

    Mom to baby boy Joe, born 5/4/09 and breastfed for more than two and a half years, and baby girl Maggie, born 7/9/12.

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