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Painful feeding at 9mo

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WeAreSix Wed 22-May-13 15:04:28

DD has been ebf, she's now 9.5mo.

I had a milk blister within the last week, which has now totally resolved. Once I'd popped the blister milk freely flowed.

However, I still have a very sore boob. When DD first latches on its like the first few days of feeding a newborn - toe curling pain. Her latch looks fine though.

This settles to a low level tingly / burning pain. No redness, lumps, hotspots. No signs of thrush on her or me.

Is it just settling still after the blister? This may end me breastfeeding DD a lot sooner than I'd planned.

Any advice would be gratefully received.

WeAreSix Wed 22-May-13 21:46:42

So now I've got a temp of 38.6 and feel fluey. I really don't want mastitis sad

sleepyhead Wed 22-May-13 21:57:54

Oh dear sad. I recently had mastitis with no apparent lump (at the time when I got the fever anyway, a good quarter of my boob was solid by that evening).

I did manage to avoid antibiotics by the ibuprofen/heat/frequent feeding/expressing etc method. Maybe try these even if you can't feel a lump? Also see the doctor if you're getting flu symptoms - I got a prescription when the feverish symptoms started but didn't fill it as it resolved.

I think my mastitis (second bout in a month) was caused by bacteria getting in through a sore spot on the nipple so it's possible that the burst milk blister maybe caused similar? Or that there's a blockage deep in the breast that you can't easily feel?

WeAreSix Thu 23-May-13 19:20:24

Turns out its 'just' tonsillitis and boobs are ok. The blister is trying to reappear though hmm

HaveTeaWillSurvive Thu 23-May-13 20:59:59

I'm going through same thing - strangely only one boob though - had a couple of blebs and a blood blister, ouchy sad

DS nearly 10 months and its been going on for about 6 weeks - I think his latch might have changed a bit as he's got teeth coming in left right and centre.

I've been powering through as hoping to make in to a year breastfeeding but seriously considering giving up for the sake of my poor nipple!

Sorry not got any great news for you - Hope you feel better soon.

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