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  1. #1
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    Default White stripe...

    When I finally pry miss pirrhana jaws off of my right boob, it has a white stripe right down the middle of it. What does this mean? It feels ok while she's eating...BUT when she's done...it hurts.

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    **Leslie**

    Mama to:
    Shiloh (5/6/06) Nursed for 13 months and Josephine (7/26/08) Nursed for 23.5 mos Currently nursing my new little firecracker, Finley Catherine, born on the 4th of July!!

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    Default Re: White stripe...

    I get that sometimes too - it is a sign of improper latch. The nipple is being unevenly compressed. Usually a deeper latch will help, or changing nursing positions.

    Molly

    Loving mama to JP (DS, 1/03 ~ nursed 6 mos), EL (DD1, 9/05 ~ nursed 4 yrs), EJ (DD2, 3/08 ~ nursed 3 yrs 9 mos), and
    JM (DD3, 6/12 ~ currently nursing), all born naturally
    Devoted wife to SAHD P, my hero
    A few of my favorite things that I've discovered on the forum: co-sleeping, baby-wearing, tandem nursing, baby-led solids, cloth diapering, APing, selective vaccination...the list goes on

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    Default Re: White stripe...

    This is a good page on it.
    Molly is right, usually working on latch/positioning will help a lot. There are some other reasons it could be happening explained in the article.

    HTH
    Jessica
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    Breastfeeding is an instinctual and natural act, but it is also an art that is learned day by day.

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