Chrissy - posted on 11/07/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
My daughter is about to turn 8 months old & I still love to breastfeed her, but around 4 months my breasts became very itchy. Especially when they were empty, but sometimes all the time. It really didnt bother me until I noticed that I was scratching myself open at night while I slept. I spoke to a LC and she told me it was the low estrogen from breastfeeding and it would go away after she was weened. I have tried lotions, but I have to make sure that its not on the areola to contaminate her milk. The lanolin is ok, but it is so sticky that it makes me feel yucky and now I have a full blown patches of discoloration & dry skin that looks like a rash. Anyone else experience itchy breasts while breastfeeding & have any suggestions?