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dawnp15 11-17-2012 07:46 AM

Nipple pain
Almost 2 weeks ago i had some clogged ducts in my left breast, and the only way i can ever clear them is by pumping and massaging really hard. So like i've done in the past i pumped and pumped and massaged and massaged..... My breast is sore and hurts but i feel like i got the clogs out. But my nipple was sore, at the time i just figured it was from all the pumping.

So almost 2 weeks later it still really hurts and idk why. It burns like crazy when he latches on, the pain gets a little better after he latches but it still hurts. It also hurts if he pulls back even just a little or if he massages or rubs my breast, which he does a lot when he's falling asleep. My nipple dosn't look any different, it's not red or anything. So what could be wrong? I think the obvious would be thrush but i've never had it so i'm no sure. I checked baby's mouth and didn't see anything in there. I called my doctor yesterday, but of course she won't be in the office until monday, and i've had enough of it hurting :banghead:

tibeca 11-17-2012 11:40 AM

Re: Nipple pain
I'd say thrush. Google Jack Newman Candida Protocol. You can also use OTC miconzaole, grapefruit seed extract and large doses of probiotics.

HeatherlovesCDs 11-17-2012 01:24 PM

Re: Nipple pain
Thrush/yeast. I've had it only on one side. I struggle a lot to keep it at bay, continually. None of my 6 have ever had it in their mouths, though we've had yeasty diaper rashes before.

Here is a link to Dr. Newman's info.

Teexie 11-17-2012 05:35 PM

I get plugged ducts all. the. time. on one side, and always have nipple pain before and after. Its awesome. For me, if I still had nipple pain two weeks later, that meant another plugged duct was on its way. I stopped getting them so much when dd was around 12 months and nursing a bit less, but they still happen if I sleep funny on that side, or if I (gasp!) wear a bra with some support for a day.

Hope thats not the case for you, just wanted to give another perspective.

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