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#1 of 9 Old 10-17-2010, 01:01 PM - Thread Starter
 
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she has always nursed constantly, but now all of a sudden both nipples hurt. nipples look red after nursing (nak, sorry it sounds like i'm typing a telegram!). her latch doesn't look any different. only thing i can think of is that she's pulling away a bit as she nurses. if i try to push the breast up closer, she just pulls away more.

thoughts? could i be sensitive if my period is about to return? i havn't gotten it yet.
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Sorry I don't have any solutions for you majormajor ! But I just wanted to let you know that I'm in the same boat.

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oh i'm sorry it's happening to you too, but i am happy to have some company!

la leche league is meeting here tomorrow, so i will ask there. i'll let you know what i find out!
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I would definitely expect your period soon. At a minimum it sounds like your hormones are shifting, even if you don't actually get your period. I have had 2 post partum periods now and with both of them my nipples got extremely sore just before.

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How's it going majormajor?

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My nipples get really sensitive both at ovulation and about the two days before AF shows up. I think my supply dips at those points too, b/c it seems like DS has to nurse more, more, more when I most don't want to!
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you guys were right, i got AF yesterday. the soreness disappeared about a week ago too, so probably ovulation?
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I've been experiencing similar things so thanks for posting!

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This is my 3rd month in a row of extreme nipple soreness at ovultion time, so I just went and bought some Evening Primrose Oil, hoping that taking 500 mg once a day will help decrease it. I read about it on kellymom.com, so hopefully next month will be less tender!

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