WHY DO MY NIPPLES HURT

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Jessie - posted on 04/01/2010

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consider getting checked out for a yeast infection. I had burning sore nipples when my baby was 2 weeks old and thought it was a latch issue and went to a lactation consultant at the hospital. i had it in/on my breasts and he had it on his lil butt. it looked like he had a diaper rash but it became inflamed and little sores sometimes bled. it is hard to diagnose the only reason they knew it was that is because he had it on his tushy and i had the red itchy burning breasts. it took a few doctors, 3 or 3 creams and a couple tries of medication before we found anything that worked on us (this took over 2 months) gentian violet is what saved us. we recently went through this again at 8 months after my son got thrush (yeast infection) in his mouth. luckily we knew what meds did not work on us this time around. good luck with everything

Carmen - posted on 04/01/2010

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Lansinoh is a God send. My daughter is 3 months old and has learned that she doesn't have to just look past me...she will turn her head to look at hings now with my nipple in her mouth and will literally try and take it with her. My nipples were so sore and cracked that they were starting to bleed. 1 day of liberal Lansinoh use has made them all better though!

Anneke - posted on 04/01/2010

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if they are cracked, peeling and even bleeding then its cacked nipples, I had it for a while and no one told me what it was and it was so sore. I got lansinoh for it off doc and I use it 3 times a day and its fine with baby and its all cleared now. :) keep using it.

Valerie - posted on 04/01/2010

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sometimes if your nipples hurt and you have just started nursing, they need to toughen up and they might need a little protection...a barrier cream that helps to put natural oils back into the breast...if it came up suddenly and you have been nursing for a while it might be thrush...usually accompanied by redness and some cracking of the skin...not enoug info here to know

Amanda - posted on 03/31/2010

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At 2 weeks 4 days your nipples shouldnt hurt any longer. I would see a lactation nurse to check your babys latch.



Also to help with the pain and healing, after each feed, squeeze some breastmilk out and spread it around your nipples.

Kim - posted on 03/31/2010

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It's gonna hurt for the first couple weeks, it gets better after that. Don't give up!!

Jessica - posted on 03/31/2010

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could be that baby is not latched on correctly. It really helps if baby is on the nipple the right way.

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