breastfeeding pains

by Jennifer
(Florida )

Breastfeeding mommies. I have a problem. Wondering if any of you have it. When we sleep, if I sleep on my side the next day my boobs and chest hurt so bad its a sharp pain. It goes away after some time, but I was wondering if it was normal.

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Jun 23, 2014
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a few suggestions
by: Anonymous

Hi Jennifer

I think it's perfectly normal. My guess is that when you sleep, the breast fills up with milk and is uncomfortably sore, due to pressure on it (from lying on it.)

Have you considered lying on your back in a reclined position? This way you can put your baby on top of you when you breastfeed at night. (I'm assuming you are co-sleeping)

You could also make a point of it, to change sides often during the night.

In the morning when you wake, you can massage your breast to relieve yourself from some discomfort and pain, this will help drain the breast easily too, which can prevent any blocked ducts.

If the problem is already due to a blocked duct, massage is a great way to unglog any milk. You can also use breast compression while breastfeeding, to help with milk flow.

Here are a few pages that may help...

Blocked ducts
Breast massage
Breast compression

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mom in pain

Where do I find all these herbs?? I have mastitis ive had it for 3 days now, but its been extremely painful.

The Dr. prescribed me cephalexin only but nothing for pain n the pain hasn't gotten any better. I need something for pain. :( I live in a small town in NM, but never seen this herbs at the grocery stores, so where can I buy them at???

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Oct 09, 2012
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Takin herbs for mastitis
by: Tracy

Hi

You will need to ask around for a herbal shop; you wont find these herbs at a normal groceries shop.

Tylenol, Ibuprofen or Aleve Naproxen can be taken for pain and is safe to take while breastfeeding.

Here are some more tips on how to handle mastitis...
http://www.breastfeeding-problems.com/mastitis.html

Hope this helps


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decrease in milk and the sharp shooting pains

by Nadeja
(Conyers Georgia US)

This was such a great help! I as wondering why I was experiencing such sharp pains and a decrease in milk supply.

I would drink 5-7 bottles of water and normally pump and feed all day, with more than enough left over and still feel a fullness in my breasts.

I noticed a serious decrease in milk and the sharp shooting pains 2 days ago. Other sites the people sharing comments thought it was milk being deposited into the breasts, however this pain is different.

The other "let down" feeling was a radiating tingle in both breast at the same time and stopped, this pain was mainly in one breast and the pain was in specific locations in the breast at random times all through the day.

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Same here!
by: Anonymous

I'm having the exact same troubles. Did you speak to a lactation consultant? Ever get an explanation?

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Breastfeeding pain

by AsiloAAsilo
(Cavite city philippines)

Hello.

My breast hurt left one when I touch it and its hard for me to lay down,to move, but when I'm not moving, I cannot feel any hurt.

I'm breastfeeding for 2 years.

And I am on 1 year injectable family plan.

How can you help me?

Thank you

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by: Tracy

It will be best if you see a lactation consultant in your area, who will look at your specific situation and ask you an array of questions to figure out what the issue is.

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Pain

by Diz
(Houston, tx usa)

I have pain only on the bottom of my breast (left one) I can.t lay down to sleep on my lefT side because my breast hurts....my baby will b 3mnths Aug...why is this even when i try to lift it up when i pump it hurts i usually pump 3_4 ozs..plz help

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see your doctor
by: Tracy

Hi Diz

You need to go see your doctor about this, if you have mastitis it can turn into an abscess if not seen to soon enough.

Try some of our remedies for mastitis...

Please read more on Mastitis and breast abscesses

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Painful to breastfeed

by Jessica
(Widhoek)

My mom, when i was young used to say that it was painful to breastfeed. and now im 8 months prgnant but im scared it will be painful, but i really wnat to breastfeed my baby, what shall i do??

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breastfeeding
by: Tracy, CBC, CLD

Hi Jessica

Breastfeeding should not be painful, a little bit of nipple sensitivity is normal in the first few days...but they become accustomed to the extra attention.

If breastfeeding is painful, or you are experiencing cracked or bleeding nipples, there is usually some other breastfeeding problem that needs to be addressed.

There are so many benefits to breastfeeding for you and baby, please educate yourself on these before you make your decision.

Read:

The benefits of breastfeeding
The benefits of breastfeeding for mom
The immunity of breast milk
Gut protection through breast milk.



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night time feedings are painful

by lebo
(katlehong)

Its mostly painful when I breastfeed my baby at night, is this normal?

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smoking
by: Anonymous

I'm currently breast feeding nd I find it difficult 2 quit smoking

Feb 26, 2013
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soreness at night
by: T

Maybe its because your baby breastfeeds for longer periods without you realizing it. You should try to unlatch baby before your nipples start to ache. So as soon as you see that that baby is asleep, you should unlatch.

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Pain in milk ducks....

On one occasion I fed my son when he was about a month old and I think he sucked so hard I had extreme pain in the back part of my breast. Almost like a pull from the milk duct. A month later it happened again.same breast but not as painful. He is gaining weight (95th percentile). He is 9 weeks. We have had a rough road with breastfeeding but have been doing exclusively and it is getting better. Dies anyone know what may be causing the sharp pain deep within when he sucks?

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