Burning Sensation In Breasts

Brooke - posted on 01/24/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )




I had this burning feeling in my breasts when my milk would come in a couple weeks after my baby was born. She was nursing well, but it was really painful for me. I ended up pumping a little in between feeding to reduce the pressure and that seemed to help. We've been fine since then...up until two days ago. The pain is back, and my 3 month old waking up in the middle of the night more often to eat. I'm thinking my milk supply is increasing as she is entering a growth spurt. Has anyone else experienced this burning sensation, and what did you do to help it go away? I'm afraid to try anything because I want to make sure she's getting enough at feedings.


Sharon - posted on 01/25/2009




The times I felt the burning sensation is when my son has thrush and we are passing it back and forth to one another. Thrush is easily treateable, howeve it could also be over active let down and your body trying to regulate itself. I'd see if your baby has thrush first and it's easily treateable if she does. Good luck!

Brianna - posted on 01/24/2009




I have definilty felt this hun. Your milk is still regulating, it took me about 4 months to have my body understand how much milk to produce. I used to pump off the top to give me some releif, but remember  what your body looses it reproduces. So I would offer Rio to nurse when I felt the burning, and he would usually nurse, even if he wasn't asking for it per say. They can smell the milk, and will usually go for it.  It sure sounds like you're body is regulating, so very soon this will pass. Dont worry, it will get better!

Julianna - posted on 01/26/2009




Make sure there are no lumps. If there are that is a breast infection. Just massage where it is and put warm clothes on it when nursing or pumping and cold when not. Many women, like me, suffer from chronic breast infection but when you learn how to handle them they only last about a day.

Anne - posted on 01/26/2009




3 month growth spurt. Totally normal. You are ramping up supply to meet her demand, and it can hurt. However, if it continues for more than a week, get checked out by a doc just to make sure you are ok. Good luck, this too will pass!


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User - posted on 01/25/2009




It could be your letdown. BUT...check baby to see if she has white in her mouth.. It could be thrush. Also sometimes ther is no visible sign of thrush as in my case. My midwife told me to go to health store and get Gentian Violet. Very messy and it stains so wear old clothes put some on your nipples. DOn;t be alarmed baby will get purple lips but it's better than going on meds and ti worked but first make sure it's thrush.

Jen - posted on 01/25/2009




Oh yes. my breast had been hurting off and on for a couple of days than last night I spiked a fever 103- my ob said to go to the ED--  I am not sure but I had a burning in the side of my breast as well as when he latches on- it is a different pain than when your breast are full.I would talk to your doctor it could be Mistisis( infection in your milks ducts that causes them to become blocked.)- My doc said that my baby most likely gave me the infection. What a sweetie!!

.They put me on antibitocs- pain and fever was unbearable- I can't even nurse on that side Try warm compress and hot showers tha helps too. I am not sure it if goes away on its own- hope that helps

Kari - posted on 01/24/2009




Is it only when you let down? It could be an over active let down. I experienced burning then but it only lasted till my milk regulated to meet her needs. (2 or 3 months)

Zara - posted on 01/24/2009




i agree, by 6 months you wont have any need for breast pads! i used to find them so embarrasing coz they used to unstick and fall out in the middle of the supermarket! hang in there, its worth all the pain and itching!

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