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My breastfeeding 7 day old newborn has a blister on his top lip. I feel so bad for him. Is this normal in the beginning? What could be the cause? Is there anything I can do about it?

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is it there all the time, or only after nursing for a while? DD had that, I think it's fairly common, it never seemed to irritate her, and it went away after a while. I think I would sometimes put a bit of lansinoh on it (since I had it anyway) but I didn't really do anything special.

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My baby had a little blister there for a while too. After a while, it turned into more of a callus that would occasionally peel off and then reappear a few days later. Now he's four months and it has mostly gone away.

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My baby had a little blister there for a while too. After a while, it turned into more of a callus that would occasionally peel off and then reappear a few days later. Now he's four months and it has mostly gone away.
my 10 week old has this as well, doesnt seem to bother her at all

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I remember my daughter having that too - never bothered her either. I totally forgot about it til this thread!

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I think it is pretty normal. DS had one too, but at 5 months it is long gone. Although it can be an indication of an incorrect latch sometimes. Any other problems? Are you sore?

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I thought they were totally normal. DD had them on and off for the first month... just thought they were called "nursing blisters."

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I thought they were totally normal. DD had them on and off for the first month... just thought they were called "nursing blisters."
Two of my dc's had them as well. I don't think they experienced any pain. It would just appear, stay for a few days and then peel away. Repeat, repeat until it just never came any more.

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My midwife called it a breastfeeding blister! It went away, but I can't at all remember when.
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I'm pretty sure all of my kids have had that at first. Also, not sure when it went away. Never seemed to bother them though.

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totally normal. I think the cause is overzelous sucking. I don't think it causes them any pain. My DS had one for the longest time.
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All my kids have had those for the first month or two.

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dd stills gets one from time to time (at almost 10 mos). to repeat what pp's said, my mw called them nursing blisters and said not to worry - it was common in bf'ed babes.

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My baby got it too.
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Both of my boys had it in the beginning, lasting a while, gone by a couple of months. I was told by ped that it's normal and is sometimes called a "milk pad." It's a kind of callous I think.

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