Re: Nipple Sensitivity. What's normal?
You can get APNO from a compounding pharmacy. It's really not sketchy- that link comes from Adar. Jack Newman, who is an internationally regarded breastfeeding expert and pediatrician. If your doc is unfamiliar with it, you might want to write to Dr. Newman- I have heard that he is very responsive.
If you experienced vasospasms before getting pregnant or breastfeeding, then the vasospasms are independent of nursing, though nursing may be exacerbating them. If you never had a vasospasm before getting pregnant or nursing, then the vasospasms are probably related to breastfeeding and to compression by the baby- though thrush can also contribute to vasospasms! (See, I told you this was tricky to tease apart... )
When a baby is latching on too shallow, the nipple will likely emerge from the baby's mouth with a noticeable ridge or crease across the tip, and will have a flattened surface below the crease. It looks a lot like a brand-new lipstick- here's a decent pic: http://www.musingsofamuse.com/2012/1...ring-2013.html
If your nipples are basically symmetrical after nursing- like a pencil eraser- then this probably isn't a shallow latch problem. At least, not primarily.
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