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terrible pain in right breast on let down, any advice please?

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smk84 Sat 06-Oct-12 10:23:11

Hi, I am getting terrible pain, not when DS latches on so much, but deep sharp pain when the milk first lets down. the pain seems to subside as the feed goes on, but initially it is toe curling and has made me cry a couple of times since is started hurting yesterday. it seems to be getting worse.
we have been having feeding problems (none of which have ever been to do with pain, problems have been with weight gain/refluxy symptoms) so saw a lactation consultant last sunday. she noticed bruising around my right nipple and examined my breast and thought i might have a blocked duct. i had had no pain or discomfort while feeding when i saw her or before, but when she squeezed my breast hard i had some uncomfy areas. she massaged me very hard while ds was feeding, it was very painful at times and i had to ask her to stop a couple of times, but the uncomfy areas felt a little better when she squeezed them hard after she had done the massage. then yesterday i started getting these terrible pains when feeding.
do you know what this might be? i don't have any other symptoms.
do you think the painful massage she did may have caused a problem?
thank you.
ps ds is 17 weeks.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 06-Oct-12 15:12:29

Don't know sorry smk. Hopefully this will BUMP for you, but in the meantime I'd call one of the Bfing Helplines like the National Breastfeeding Helpline.

belindarose Sat 06-Oct-12 19:29:20

Any improvement, smk? Is it thrush?

smk84 Wed 10-Oct-12 19:01:53

Thank you jilted, I did call in te end and had the most wonderful help from a lll lady. Think it was/is a blocked duct, probably caused by the massage sad

smk84 Wed 10-Oct-12 19:02:56

Belinda it was awful last night, I couldn't feed from it, but then I called lll and on her advice had a bath and submerged right breast pointing downwards and tried again to feed and it really helped.

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