Aubrey - posted on 04/21/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )




I gave birth naturally so I think I have a pretty high tolerance to pain. I have this horrible burning/stabbing sensation in my right breast after I pump. It's enough to drop me to my knees in agony . I have been treated for thrush to No avail the pain still persists . Can anyone please help me? I've been told It could be mastitis, but I don't have symptoms that would collaborate that. The pain will last for hours and days


Sarah - posted on 04/21/2015




Do you have a blocked milk duct? Pumping will stimulate let down, and if you have a blocked duct then that let down milk will be backed up and that is horribly painful! I had this frequently during all four of my kids nursing lives.
You may notice a bright white spot on your nipple or just under the skin. On the side it hurts, gently start at you nipple and feel for a lump work up gradually towards where the pain is the worst. If you find a hard spot, or you go from soft and painless to firm and painful, then that may be the cause. I have had blocked ducts that are way up by the nipple and some that are practically in my armpit. It give you the symptoms of mastitis without the redness or fever.

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