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Victoria - posted on 05/28/2011 ( 17 moms have responded )

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I have a 15mo that i am still nursing. Since yesterday it is really painful every time he latches on. If I am pregnant could that be a sign. Its only been 8 days since we were intimate and I dont know if it could be a sign already...

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I don't think that would be a sign already. Unless you could be farther along than you think. Sometimes toddlers develop a lazy latch. I would check and make sure baby is still latching on well. My daughter went through periods of not latching well so I just had to work with her to correct it. I show her before latching how to open wide and she mimics me. Discomfort can also be caused by thrush. See here for more info on thrush to see if that could be the cause:
http://breastfeeding.hypermart.net/thrus...

If you still have issues in a few weeks or have more pregnancy symptoms then try a test. I didn't have nipple discomfort while nursing my toddler until I was 7 weeks along, but everyone is different. You could also contact your closest La Leche League Leader (http://www.llli.org) for more help. Good luck!

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Victoria - posted on 06/09/2011

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No pregnancy =[ Evil molars. It has been getting better though. Reminding him to open up wide and stop hurting mommy. Thank you everyone.

Tanya - posted on 06/06/2011

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I had that sort of pain just as I was getting Mastitis, keep an eye on it and massage.. good luck with the pregnancy..

Tiffini - posted on 06/06/2011

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It sounds like you have thrush. It is easy for your doctor to treat but he may also need to see his ped. I have found pinching a small bit of my breast just on the side of the nipple (while latching) helps me tough it out until the topical cream starts working. I know it sounds silly but it works. Go see your doctor asap.

Aideen - posted on 06/06/2011

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could be...I was uncomfortable nursing from he moment I knew I was pg...possibly straight away but didn't realise!!! It could of course be a number of other things too....

Ali - posted on 06/05/2011

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When my cycle came back, my nipples were super sore with nursing. It still hurts approximately when I ovulate. If you haven't gotten your cycle back, it could be it.

Jessica - posted on 06/05/2011

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could be her teeth, check your nipples for scratches, mine is 18 months and her teeth are hurting me I'm trying to ween but not having luck

Rebecca - posted on 06/05/2011

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Its not unusual for after a year old for kids to have latch problems again. I know with my daughter there were times I had to take her off the breast and help her latch back on properly so it didn't hurt. I doubt you're already having pain due to pregnancy, though if you're concerned, you could test in about a week (tests can come up positive in as little as 9 days, but are most accurate after you would have missed a cycle)

Becky - posted on 06/05/2011

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I hope congratulations will soon be needed!

Just to cover the bases, have you considered mastitis? If you start feeling weak, chills, fever, get to your dr and get some antibiotics right away, take Tylenol for pain and keep nursing from or emptying the affected breast.



It's on my mind because I just had this with my 17 month old. It started with just a sore latch on at first and snowballed quickly! My mom had suggested it and I told her I thought it was just a scratch from my DS nails that needed clipping... Boy was I wrong! I can laugh about that now that I'm getting over it!



Good luck and God bless!

Phelicia - posted on 06/05/2011

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It was for me. Started hurting within a couple days of conception. Do both sides hurt because that rules out most the other stuff. I would in the meantime check for thrush. I do hope congratulations are in order!

Alisha - posted on 06/04/2011

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Although nursing a toddler dies get uncomfortable when you are pregnant..those hormonal changes normally happen a bit later into pregnancy. About 4 months. Bug I guess it's not impossible! I would bet on lazy latch. Check that toddler is really taking in breast. Also , is there any burning or white spots? That would be thrush.

Lisa - posted on 06/04/2011

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Mine went through that! She suddenly got lazy with her latching and it was soooo painful! All of a sudden it was like I had to break the latch every time she ate and make her re-latch on the proper way. If you are pregnant that would be painful too, but I would think your breasts would be tender and painful and not just the nipple. It's not that it looks like they're not latching on properly, but if it hurts when he latches on (and you're not pregnant) then you just have to break suction and make him latch on again until it doesn't hurt. Another thing mine started doing was latching on with her top teeth when she got them in and holding on to my breast like that. Wow did that hurt!! I actually had a top row of teeth marks above my nipple more than once!!

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Although I don't think it's incredibly common, sudden pain with latching was the first sign for me that I was pregnant with #2. I couldn't find anything else wrong with her latch and we didn't have thrush. But since we were TTC, I tested later that week and discovered that pregnancy was the most likely culprit for us. Good luck with figuring out what's going on with your kiddo. :)

Nicole - posted on 06/04/2011

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Pregnancy can sometimes do it, but if you aren't really worried about pregnancy, I would think that teething is a more likely culprit. Does he have any teeth that still haven't come in yet besides his two year molars? I would suspect that to be the problem. If teething is the issue, it shouldn't get worse. My 19 month old got his first year molars not too long ago and it really affected his latch for a few days and my nipples were sore for a few days. If there is any sores or your nipples are red and shiny (or any white patches in your babes mouth) please let us know. That may indicate something else. ;o) Hang in there! It will get better. We'll help you how we can to get through it. You are not alone. And congrats for nursing so long! You.are.awesome!

Monica - posted on 06/04/2011

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Happened to me a lot as the baby got older I feel like her latch changed and maybe teeth may have also contributed but there has definitely been pain. Have you decreased your number of feedings per day? I am not sure how but I think that was happening around the time of me having these problems.

Elizabeth - posted on 06/04/2011

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This has happened to me a few times. Basically, my daughter turned her head once while she was feeding and it "hurt" something inside that was sore only when she went to latch again. My first baby did it too, but there was blood that time.

I'd say it's probably nothing to worry about and just some tenderness from a minor injury. Babies aren't going to rip your boobs off, but when they're good, strong feeders, they can give you an ouch. Re: pregnancy - if you're worried, grab a test and keep an eye on it. I've no idea how a pregnancy during breastfeeding would show, but I'm sure that the tests will give you more solid information.

Victoria - posted on 05/30/2011

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I checked his mouth and his latch and they are both fine. He has a check up tomorrow and I plan to mention something. His dr is also my dr. I realized my "start" day is on the 4th. So i'll probably take a test the 5th. If i dont have it by then. Thank you Sara.

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