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post #61 of 73
Thanks v much kellybeth and buko
post #62 of 73

oh my god, my nipple is killing me. i thought i had a plugged duct, which i did, but vasospasms are awful. just awful. white nip, completely. 

the other day i found relief in nursing, which usually just kills on that side, and i noticed that i had two pieces of skin loose on my nip, which means that nursing had actually broke the 2 ducts that were clogged due to skin growing over them. that's what i'm guessing at least. and it felt so nice to have them free, and painless nursing finally on that side. that lasted for about 1 day, then my nip was back to being white. after my shower last night i noticed loose skin again and i just pulled it off. and nursing went from painful to better and today it's back to hurting b/c of the vasospasm. i can't find anything on treating vasospasm, and yes i've looked up everything online and in breastfeeding books. i'm not going to take meds and even though i'm a master herbalist, i don't know of any herbs i can take to help it b/c honestly it's completely new to me. 

anyway. i'm sick of this. it's really wearing me down. i feel like my nipples is going to explode. i don't know what to do. 

anyone have any sage advice/gone through this?

post #63 of 73

double post. sorry. (i wish i could delete posts when this happens....)

post #64 of 73
I had them for the first three months!! The first two were the worst due to the cold weather aggravating them. But yeah I also get them when I get nipple issues/blebs etc. the only thing that helps somewhat is using Dr Newman APNO cream consistently for a week or so until the nipple has healed. I haven't found a lasting cure though unfortunately. I don't think there is one greensad.gif
post #65 of 73

Oof. Ouch. Nothing but sympathy here, KellyBeth. I hope relief finds you soona!a!

 

v(weird phone.b)

 

My nipples are especially aympathetuc, as Ive had curious yeeth teeth grazing me these days. no bites uet, but theyre not far off. fingers crossed...

post #66 of 73
Oh and I was going to do the meds because I had them so bad. But I took it for one day and had the worst migraine ever. It's a high blood pressure medication that you're only supposed to need to take for two weeks to cure the spasms. But I just couldn't see doing two weeks of that. Also it warmed up around that time so they got a lot better. So not sure if the meds work even.
post #67 of 73
You all have probably passed this stage (week 15-17+ fussy period), but if you could use it, I may have stumbled upon a helpful bit of advice. Miss L has had some terrible lamby-cry screaming meltdowns recently, and last night it occurred to me that this particular fussy phase includes some pseudo-regression and acting like a newborn (bc of all the intimidating changes and big leaps their brains are about to make). So when she couldn't be consoled last night, I put her on my chest and jiggled her the way I used to put her back to sleep when she was a newborn (haven't been able to since she got much bigger and squirmier-- around 6 weeks or so). I told her she could be my little newborn baby and she murmured and fell asleep within about 90 seconds. Just now she was extra cranky and fighting a nap, so I turned on the white noise app I haven't used since she was about 4-6 weeks and that sent her right off again. So... Anything you haven't used since they were teeny tiny might work again to reassure them!
post #68 of 73
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by buko View Post

You all have probably passed this stage (week 15-17+ fussy period), but if you could use it, I may have stumbled upon a helpful bit of advice. Miss L has had some terrible lamby-cry screaming meltdowns recently, and last night it occurred to me that this particular fussy phase includes some pseudo-regression and acting like a newborn (bc of all the intimidating changes and big leaps their brains are about to make). So when she couldn't be consoled last night, I put her on my chest and jiggled her the way I used to put her back to sleep when she was a newborn (haven't been able to since she got much bigger and squirmier-- around 6 weeks or so). I told her she could be my little newborn baby and she murmured and fell asleep within about 90 seconds. Just now she was extra cranky and fighting a nap, so I turned on the white noise app I haven't used since she was about 4-6 weeks and that sent her right off again. So... Anything you haven't used since they were teeny tiny might work again to reassure them!

thanks! We're 15 weeks and heading into this. Harder to put down all of a sudden. I did a museum today with lots of noise and he went down for a three hour afternoon nap like he used to as a newborn when I'd roll him around subways and busy streets.
post #69 of 73

yup- facing this new fussy phase.  wants me to go back and snuggle him and nurse for 20 minutes while just kissing him a ton every time he demands.  not easy to do at this stage!  

 

but it's funny how much i don't mind.

 

kellybeth and jennie-

i've never heard of/experienced this!  off to google it!  but it sounds horrible and i hope you can find a natural and effective treatment as soon as possible!

post #70 of 73
Jenny-thank you. The past couple of days have been fine, no pain. I sometimes vigorously rub the outside of my shirt on my nipple to make sure it stays warm. But it is between 85-90 degrees in our house now. Miserable. I have never sweat so much in all my life.

No real fussiness going on, but she does want to be held in my arms and rocked to sleep. She hasnt wanted that in a while, just wanted to lay down beside me and nurse to sleep. Such a cuddlebug though. Just the best.


It's july! New thread?
post #71 of 73
Yeah I still get them in the warm weather but they just don't hurt much unless I have an issue (nipple trauma - bleb etc) or I'm cold. Such an annoying thing! My aunt has Raynauds and I have mild issues with it in my hands and feet in the winter so really not surprising that I get them. Hope you continue to feel better!
post #72 of 73
Thread Starter 
So i've just had my 6th round of clogged ducts. It never happened in the first two months, then i had one in the third month and in the 4th i'm going from one to the next. I had three ducts on one side all plugged at the same time over the weekend. I did all the hot compresses and took lecithin and nursed and pumped like a mad woman. It wasn't till i read about popping those tiny white blisters that i suddenly had some luck. Phew. Now I'm on a mission to make sure we don't keep doing this every few days. So hit me with your best ideas! I know we need to change nursing positions all the time to clear more milk and i need to drink more water...
post #73 of 73
Type bug- have you looked into stuff like your bras, baby carrier, how you carry your purse, or how you sleep as causes of plugged ducts? If I let baby sleep on one boob every WHILE nursing when they are heavier like this it can cause a plugged duct I also have to be careful about carriers and purses and haven't been able to sleep on my stomach in almost 8 yrs .. (Pregnancy/nursing)

For those with vasospasms - yes, they suck - I had them with my first really bad but they did get better and never came back- they can be caused/aggravated by nipple trauma - also if skin is peeling off nipples i would be sure to rule out thrush . Z
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