Painful nipple from manual expression? - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 1 Old 10-03-2011, 10:11 AM - Thread Starter
 
qgirene's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I've been searching to see if anyone has had a similar problem before, and I can't seem to find anything that quite matches.. One of my nipples has gotten so sore I haven't been able to nurse on that side for a couple of days. DD is 2 1/2, and has been quite understanding ("does mommy's other side booby still hurt?"), but I'm worried if this continues it could be the end of my milk supply, at least on that side.

 

Last week I was on a business trip, during which I manually expressed milk in the mornings and evenings, during the time she would typically nurse. I thought I might've been too aggressive the first night because I was a little sore in the morning. The discomfort grew to about a 4 on a scale from 1 to 10, but didn't really hurt any worse while I was expressing.

When I got home after 3 days and she nursed for the first time I was shocked how much it hurt for the first couple seconds, but within a day it got so bad I haven't been able to let her nurse on that side at all. The last time she did I'd give it about an 8 on the pain scale.

 

And the pain hasn't gone away.. I've tried warm compresses and cool compresses and lanolin. The color doesn't seem to be any different and there's no cracks that I can see. Honestly, the only thing that seems unusual is how hard the nipple is, but it's pretty much been that way since I was pregnant although it seems a little worse right now

 

All this sounds completely vague, but I'm hoping it will strike a chord for someone. Any ideas would be very much appreciated!!

 

qgirene is offline  
Reply

Tags
Breastfeeding

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off