Itchy boobs (not nipples) and bf

(10 Posts)
Cupcakemummy85 Sat 30-Mar-13 21:36:38

Can anyone help, I have really itchy boobs. My nipples don't itch but my boobs do, not all the time though. I also get shooting pains sometimes in my boobs and it feels really weird when dd latches on to the left breast. It as though my nipple won't extend. Does that make sense? Lol.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 31-Mar-13 09:55:06

Not sure on that one sorry cup. How long has it being going on for?

MumOfTheMoos Sun 31-Mar-13 13:38:22

I get itchy boobs, with red dry patches on the skin if I've missed a feed.

No funny feeling in the nipple though.

Welovegrapes Sun 31-Mar-13 16:05:38

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Cupcakemummy85 Sun 31-Mar-13 21:06:58

I'm just not sure if it is thrush. It mainly on my left nipple just wierd when she latches on it doesn't feel right. It really pinches, no matter what i do the nipple always comes out deformed and the breast is really itchy. V strange, will have to go to the doctors to check it out.
The feeding is getting very strange now, I'm never sure when she is done, as she doesn't really come off herself and if she does she is never satisfied. I'm so confused. But that's a whole other thread I suppose lol

discrete Sun 31-Mar-13 21:08:19

I used to get this when I was engorged. Does it improve if you hand express a bit?

Cupcakemummy85 Sun 31-Mar-13 21:11:05

Not really, my breasts don't feel full. She keeps pulling off the breast, especially the left side, it's like a wrestling match when I'm feeding her. We had a few days of blissful feeding and now we r back to square one.

discrete Sun 31-Mar-13 23:01:42

How old is she?

BabyRuSh Sun 31-Mar-13 23:32:08

Itchiness may just be dry skin with the weather. Try moisturising with something simple like e45 or aveeno. Sounds like a latch issue if you're feeling uncomfortable and she's fussy on one side. Try a different hold? I struggled with latch on my right and I think it was to do with which hand was my dominant hand. When I did a rugby hold for the right and cross cradle for left ( so she was approaching from the left for both boobs) things improved because it was my left hand leading the latch both times. Hope that makes some sense!

BabyRuSh Sun 31-Mar-13 23:33:17

Sorry I mean I did rugby hole for left boob! And cross cradle for right. So she approached both boobs from left

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