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Itchiness while Breastfeeding? Lucky Mom of Soon-To-Be 6 6 kids; Pueblo, Colorado 895 posts
7th Dec '12

Lately the side of my breasts are itchy when she's not latched. But when I have her on the breast eating, I tend to itch a lot under my underarms and on the side of my breast by my underarm. Is that normal or am I just going crazy? Lol

nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
7th Dec '12

Mmmm I get itchy. Might be dry skin?

Lucky Mom of Soon-To-Be 6 6 kids; Pueblo, Colorado 895 posts
7th Dec '12

i don't think i have dry skin in those areas. It feels pretty moist. But I have had eczema on my hands since I was young and now that I'm breastfeeding a lot, it has gotten worse. To the point where it's spreading a little and itches like crazy. I think it's lack of water but that's not the case on my b**bs and my underarm :/

MommyOf4&1Angel 20 kids; 1 angel baby; Edmond, Oklahoma 1069 posts
7th Dec '12

That use to happen to me!

nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
7th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lucky Mom of 5:</b>" i don't think i have dry skin in those areas. It feels pretty moist. But I have had eczema on my hands ... [snip!] ... spreading a little and itches like crazy. I think it's lack of water but that's not the case on my b**bs and my underarm :/"</blockquote>




Mmm could be that too!

Aliana 1 child; California 391 posts
7th Dec '12

My areolas and armpits tend to itch while DS is eating too :?

user banned Colorado 21030 posts
7th Dec '12

Does the itching feel like it's under your skin, or does it feel like it's over your skin? If under the skin and only lasting a minute or two it could be let down as your breast tissue extends all the way under your arms.



Otherwise it could be thrush or a rash from dampness. If you're using breast pads with plastic, there is an increased chance of yeast build up in your bra and under your arms as well. Just some suggestions.

Lucky Mom of Soon-To-Be 6 6 kids; Pueblo, Colorado 895 posts
8th Dec '12
Quoting ♥ darah ♥:" Does the itching feel like it's under your skin, or does it feel like it's over your skin? If under the ... [snip!] ... with plastic, there is an increased chance of yeast build up in your bra and under your arms as well. Just some suggestions."


it could be letdown then. it feels deep in the skin because scratching the area doesn't even seem to relieve it lol. wouldn't the baby have thrush or yeast infection of the mouth or something if that's wat it was? I took her to a doc appointment like a week or so ago and she has no signs of thrush or yeast infection or anything. It's only recently that I have been feeling this itchiness. It kinda sucks lol

user banned Colorado 21030 posts
8th Dec '12
Quoting Lucky Mom of 5:" it could be letdown then. it feels deep in the skin because scratching the area doesn't even seem to ... [snip!] ... signs of thrush or yeast infection or anything. It's only recently that I have been feeling this itchiness. It kinda sucks lol"



Sometimes it can be transferred. Some women feel the letdown from pretty far back. Personally I feel like i can feel it all the way around to my back - I'm probably delusional though because I don't even think there is any breast tissue back there lol.

Lucky Mom of Soon-To-Be 6 6 kids; Pueblo, Colorado 895 posts
9th Dec '12

Lol I don't think there is either.