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sharp pain in nipple ~The Lunar Flower~ Due January 13 (boy); 1 child; Alabama 6738 posts
27th Nov '12

A few days after I started breastfeeding my left nipple had a clogged duct & a circle of clear taste bud looking things on the tip of it. They were a tad bit sore & I ended up scratching it to death so now it looks normal but its really sore to the touch & I get sharp pains through the tip of my nipple while feeding & after I feed my son. Has anyone had this happen before? Or know what this is? How to treat it?

MrsWilliams154 Due June 24; 17 kids; Oxford, United Kingdom 1094 posts
27th Nov '12

Might be the beginnings of mastitis. Have you tried nipple shields? They're great for protecting nips :)

~The Lunar Flower~ Due January 13 (boy); 1 child; Alabama 6738 posts
27th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting MrsWilliams154:</b>" Might be the beginnings of mastitis. Have you tried nipple shields? They're great for protecting nips :)"</blockquote>



I'm not engorged or anything & the clogged duct is gone as well but I can hand express the milk & I won't get the sharp pains. My nipples peeling a little & only the suction hurts. I have lanolin(medela tender care) & palmers nursing butter(haven't tried it yet) the lanolin hasn't helped. Its only the tip of my nipple so its weird