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I'm 99% sure I ovulated last week so I'm anticipating the return of AF very soon. DD is 15 MO and still nursing. I've noticed in the last few days that my nipples are incredibly sore. Sore the way they were when I got pregnant.<br><br>
DD cut a couple of molars within the last few weeks, but I'm not sure they're the culprit. Or maybe they are? Will it get easier?<br><br>
Is it possible that the return of AF could cause this soreness? They're sore even when I brush up against them with my arm, so I don't think it's just nursing.<br><br>
I have a pretty good tolerance for pain, but it's getting pretty painful to nurse.<br><br>
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Sorry for my ignorance but what is AF? Have you checked for pregnancy? i got pregnant with 2nd while still fully nursing my 17 mo daughter. and 2nd time had totally different symptoms from the first one.
 

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AF is aunt flo... i.e. my period. And I'm positive I'm not pregnant (although, if I was then I'd certainly have a perfectly reasonable explanation for the soreness!). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Yes, my nipples start hurting about a week before my period, ever since it came back when DD was 14 months old. I hate it!!<br><br>
At first I didn't know what was wrong, I thought I had thrush again or something. But ever since I started charting, I realized what it was.<br><br>
ETA: It doesn't really get easier, but it goes away for me before my period is even over, so that's good. Just knowing there is a light at the end of the tunnel helps.
 

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Yes, it can. a cal/mag supplement can help a lit (I found it helped with AF cramps, too).
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An effective treatment for these symptoms associated with the return of periods is to add a calcium/magnesium supplement to the diet upon ovulation and continue it through the second or third day of a period. The supplement should be 1500 calcium/750 magnesium but can be as low as 500 calcium/250 magnesium (the higher the dosage the more effective and quicker the results). It should be a combination pill. This much calcium should never be taken alone. If your cycles are not regular and you do not know when you ovulate, you can take the supplement the entire month until you begin to see a pattern...</td>
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Info courtesy of breastfeeding-sessentials.com More <a href="http://www.breastfeed-essentials.com/menstruation.html" target="_blank">here</a>
 

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Thanks for the replies and recommendations! It's good to know that this is normal, even if I don't like it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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This happened to me when AF came back-started at ovulation and lasted through AF. But it didn't last! I'm still nursing my 2 yo and occasionally I have some tenderness but it is n longer a big deal.
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>kiwiva</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/12371473"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">This happened to me when AF came back-started at ovulation and lasted through AF. But it didn't last! I'm still nursing my 2 yo and occasionally I have some tenderness but it is n longer a big deal.</div>
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This is really good to know! I have the soreness too around my period... so bad that right before my last, I would have sworn that I was pregnant. It was that bad.<br><br>
I'll start the cal/mag supplement too. I've heard that it will help with all craziness associated with AF more than once.
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>kiwiva</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/12371473"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">This happened to me when AF came back-started at ovulation and lasted through AF. But it didn't last! I'm still nursing my 2 yo and occasionally I have some tenderness but it is n longer a big deal.</div>
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Yes, I had the same thing happen when my cycles returned a couple months ago. About a week before my period, my breasts were terribly sore. Thankfully it wasn't nearly as sore the next period. We'll see what happens with the next one.
 
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