I'm EBF my second baby who's now 6 weeks old. Over the last week I've developed some burning pains behind my nipples. They're sporadic: sometimes before a feed, sometimes during and sometimes after. They only last for a few seconds and then disappear.
There's no sign of thrush in my baby's mouth, although he does have some diaper rash which might be thrush (his pediatrician isn't sure).
The pain seems to lessen considerably if I don't wear a bra (particularly overnight): I was wondering if this was related and it was something as simple as wearing the wrong bra-size.
Yesterday I started getting some shooting pains up into my armpit (which I thought might be a clogged duct), although it's better today.
Someone suggested that the burning pains were my letdown but I don't think they are. I BF my first baby for 12m so I know what my letdown feels like and it's not that! The only other thing I thought of was that I'm producing so much milk that my breasts are constantly ready to send it out and so burn when they don't (my baby feeds a lot and I have a lot of milk!)....?