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Thread: Still having terrible b/f pain!

  1. #1
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    Default Still having terrible b/f pain!

    My daughter turns three weeks old, and I am still in a lot of pain when breastfeeding. The pain continues even when I am not breastfeeding - feels like a burning sensation both on my nipple and lower on my breast. Any advice? My right breast doesn't hurt near as much as my left - it is unbearable at times, but I am determined to continue breastfeeding. I am a redhead, but shouldn't the pain have passed by now? Please help!

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    Default Re: Still having terrible b/f pain!

    A lot of times a burning sensation can be associated with thrush. You may want to find a local LLL leader to help determine if that's what the problem is.

    Congrats on your new baby!

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    Default Re: Still having terrible b/f pain!

    def sounds like it may be thrush! have you checked kellymom.com for symptoms?
    Lisa
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    Default Re: Still having terrible b/f pain!

    I agree. Sounds like thrush. And kellymom has great info on it.

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    Default Re: Still having terrible b/f pain!

    You sound like your hurting. Keep hanging in there! Here's some info to help you out:

    From llli, Is thrush causing my nipple problems?
    http://www.llli.org/FAQ/thrush.html

    Itchy or burning nipples that appear pink or red, shiny, flaky, and/or have a rash with tiny blisters.
    Cracked nipples.
    Shooting pains in the breast during or after feedings.
    Intense nipple or breast pain that is not improved with better latch-on and positioning.
    Deep breast pain.
    Have you checked you latch? Is there a la leche league leader that can help see if she's latching on correctly? Here's a link on proper positioning and latch-on:
    http://askdrsears.com/html/2/T021000.asp
    -Jenn
    Stepmom to D (12 years)
    Proud Mom to:
    B #1 (6 years) -nursed for 18 months
    B #2 (3 1/2 years) -nursed for 2 1/2 years
    B #3 (born July 06) -still nursing!

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    Default Re: Still having terrible b/f pain!

    burning pain sounds like thrush to me too. Hang in there!

    Check ww.kellymom.com If thrush seems to fit I would also search kellymom for gentian violet. Other good thrush info at www.askdrsears.com.

    HTH

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