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    Default Nipple pain going on 5weeks,whats wrong?

    My baby was born Oct 3 and I have been consistently having pain since. He had a tounge tie that was clipped Oct 26th so i thought that is where the pain was coming from, but I am still having pain while laching. Other than the latching I am totally fine. It is sharp intense, toe curling, take ur breath away pain for 5-10 seconds after the baby is on, after that there is no pain. Could This be thrush? (no white in the babies mouth) could I just need to heal after 3weeks of bad latching (bc baby was tounge tied and I dealt with the pain bc I didn't want to give him a bottle) could this just be a bad latch issue? (after the clipping of his tounge I do hear "clicking" a lot, could he not be latched properly?)

    Please help!!

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    Default Re: Nipple pain going on 5weeks,whats wr

    Honestly, latching is always painful for me. It always settled down after a few seconds.

    Are you seeing anything else that is worrisome? Lipstick shaped nipples after a feed, a crease line around the nipple, redness between feeds? The clicking could be a bad latch. It can also be a response to fast letdown or an indication of continuing tongue-tie.
    Teal

    25 May 96 and 14 January 08 and 27 February 2012

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    Default Re: Nipple pain going on 5weeks,whats wr

    I do have creases on both nipples, but I don't know if that's bc they are stuffed into my bra with nursing pads.. Nothing else is really worrisome but the pain. I never made it this long BFing my older child so I dont know how long to expect pain. I have seen a lactation consultant and she said my latch was good, and I PRAY it's not the tongue tie re-attaching!!

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    Default Re: Nipple pain going on 5weeks,whats wr

    Hm, yeah, my nipples are creased right when I take my bra off, but that should resolve within just a couple of minutes. It is whether or not they are creased immediately after a feed that is the important thing. If they are, the latch is off.
    Teal

    25 May 96 and 14 January 08 and 27 February 2012

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    Default Re: Nipple pain going on 5weeks,whats wr

    My nipples were soooo painful for probably about 6-8 weeks and I was religiously applying lanolin cream after every feeding. I did go to the doctor and they gave me a different cream to apply and the pain seemed to go away after that. Not sure though if it was the cream that actually did the trick because I wasn't applying that as religiously because it needed to be washed off before baby ate and I didn't want to be rubbing them more than I had to.

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