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pregnant and breastfeeding Jemma Storm Due October 5; 1 child; New Zealand 13 posts
12th Feb '13

so I am still breastfeeding my first (and plan to tandem feed when bub number two comes along) but does anyone have any suggestions about how to deal with breat/nipple tenderness? it has started to really hurt when he latches and he can't understand why I look in pain when he is feeding as I never used to (he was the easiest baby to breastfeed ever) It isn't fair that he looks worried every time he has b**b. right side is definitely more sore than left side

sealionsarah 2 kids; Livonia, Michigan 2538 posts
12th Feb '13

oh man, i just want to say I feel your pain! I am still nursing my toddler and am pregnant with #2 and my nipples have been quite sore as well--i never correlated it with the pregnancy.

♥♬♡ 2 kids; Pennsylvania 10325 posts
12th Feb '13

Forgive me if m wrong, but your post before this says your mom thinks you're weird, because you are leaking at 23 weeks. I'm confused.

♥♬♡ 2 kids; Pennsylvania 10325 posts
12th Feb '13

And it says its your first baby you're pregnant with in the thread.

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
12th Feb '13
Quoting ♫♥♬:" Forgive me if m wrong, but your post before this says your mom thinks you're weird, because you are leaking at 23 weeks. I'm confused."


from August 2011.....

Jemma Storm Due October 5; 1 child; New Zealand 13 posts
12th Feb '13

ok that last post was from 2 years ago.

3 girls tormenting 1 boy 18 kids; Alaska 640 posts
12th Feb '13

not much you can do unfortunately , breast tenderness is a pregnancy thing. Put some of the bra cold packs on them, take a hot shower. And don't forget the first few days after baby comes it is not milk it is colostrum and that is very fatty and essential for the baby, not saying stop with your little one or anything. I'm just reminding you because baby really needs that stuff.

♥♬♡ 2 kids; Pennsylvania 10325 posts
12th Feb '13

Oh ok haha. Try rubbing breastmilk on your areola.

Jemma Storm Due October 5; 1 child; New Zealand 13 posts
12th Feb '13

colostrum is based on the same supply and demand as milk so there will be plenty to go around once bubs arrives. it can even help to give your newborn more because they don't have to try as hard to get let down.



has anyone tried anything? like nipple shields? i don't know. I got the same thing with my first pregnancy but I didn't have a LO sucking on them that time

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
12th Feb '13
Quoting Jemma Storm:" colostrum is based on the same supply and demand as milk so there will be plenty to go around once bubs ... [snip!] ... nipple shields? i don't know. I got the same thing with my first pregnancy but I didn't have a LO sucking on them that time"


mine were only sensitive for a few weeks, I just nursed through it. DD self weaned when my milk switched back to colostrum.