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Old 10-09-2012, 06:15 PM   #1
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Nipples hurt soooo bad !! -- Update in OP

I have been Bfing for almost 13months and my nipples have NEVER hurt this bad. I am almost in tears when DS latches on. Just having my bra rub against them is almost excruciating. What is going on? It started a few days ago and I don't see any obvious problems with them. Please, help a mama out -- any ideas on how to soothe them or what could be causing this?

Update 10/12 -- Well my bloodwork came back and I am not pregnant . I have been feeling even worse with near constant nausea and the pain started to radiate deeper into my rt breast and then into my shoulder. I went into the doctor this morning to be reexamined. I saw a nurse practictioner and this is what she says :

She did an extensive examine of both my breasts - they checked for thrush, mastitis and any abnormalities (there was some concern for breast cancer). She found nothing wrong with them other than my right nipple (the one that hurts the most) was a bit redder. The rt side is DS favorite side to nurse and she thinks that is why it is more red. I have no fever either. I have PCOS and she thinks that it may be hormone related. As to the nausea, she thinks it may be stress related -- i.e. an ulcer. So, she has me taking 800mg ibuprofen and zantac. If it doesn't get better in a couple weeks, she wants me to come back. And, if the zantac doesn't help my stomach, I am to contact my family doctor. She said I may have a virus or starting some sort of other infection.

I am not thrilled with this diagnosis but I have been extemely stressed lately so I can't really argue with that line of thinking. And hormones do cause funky things in your body. So, I guess I will try this line of treatment and see what happens. If my breast doesn't start feeling better in a couple of days, I think I may just get the genetion violet and treat myself for thrush or just keep applying the antifungal cream.

I really appreciate everyone's input and help. I just wish it was something more concrete and definitive. And, she told me I need to come to a decision on if we are going to try for more children b/c I either need to go back on birth control to help regulate my hormones and AF, or I need to go back to the fertility specialist to get pg again. That was upsetting to me b/c I am not ready to let go of my hopes for another but DH and I both do not want to go through all the emotional rollercoaster & cost of the whole infertility treatment thing again. I am just not ready to make that decision right now and with me not feeling well at all right now, I am just really weepy and feeling low now. She wasn't unkind about it but just very matter of fact. Just an overall disappointing day
Faith - WOHM to DD born 10/2006 DS born 8/2011 :

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