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I've had very sesetive nipples all pregnancy,which was one of many factors in weaning my tandem nursers.Now,as labor lingers nearer and thus does another nursing relationship,I wonder if sesitive nipples in pregnancy will lead to sore nursing nipples.I've tried to bring myself to "toughening" them,and they are just so sesetive!I've had Dd2 nurse to check for colostrum every few weeks,and that would not be so bad,but she is a bit out of practice,and her latch is unsure.I also know that the newborn mouth will be much different than her 2 1/2 year old mouth.
 

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I had very sensitive nipples during pregnancy (I hurt one once brushing a crumb off my shirt), but I hardly had any trouble with sore nipples. They were a little tender in the beginning (the first week) but I'm OK now. Of course, I can't go without a bra because the friction makes them sensitive, but I don't consider that a problem. I never tried to toughen them up when preggers.
 

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I had sensative nipples in pg'cy and had extremely sore nipples while BFing for about the first 6 wks. Our BFing relationship is fantastic now though.<br><br>
My midwives suggested that it may have been Raynauds (basically your nips get cold and contract which cuts off blood circulation and makes them uber sensative) I found taking a blowdryer to them (because a warm compress just left them feeling even colder when it was removed) really helped. Vit B6 is also supposed to help. A clue that you have that is the tips of your nipples turning white (because of the lack of blood flow)<br><br>
I remember going swimming in a lake in the summer and I could only go for a few mins because the pain was sooo intense they got sooo cold and contracted sooo much...OUCH!<br><br>
Here's hoping that you're more like the pp than like me!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Thankfully,it is not a cold/temperature thing.I'm glad you made it through that!YOUCH!<br>
The first post is exactly what I'm hoping for.I keep thinking,a newborn mouth is much softer than a 4 or 2 year old's.Hoping that will help<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> But, really there is no way to know for sure!
 
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