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White spots on nipple and milk PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!

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jessicaf23 Wed 19-Feb-14 20:46:08

My boyfriend had twins back in 2009 there mum walked out being premature the doctor told me more about inducing lactation so I started within weeks I had milk which was great I breastfed them on demand for the first year of there life and then breastfed the girls until they were 3 years old. I am ovulating at the moment but my nipples are very sore, my left nipple is quite puffy compared to the right side but the girls prefered the left side to the right I have got white spots on my left nipple its not leaking milk but if I squeeze it thinking it will ease the pain then a small amount of white fluid has come out.

The girls being 4 years old now do sometimes ask for milk but I have stopped expressing 3 months ago

Am I lactating again? I am not pregnant 100% or is it because I am ovulating?

AmIatwat Wed 19-Feb-14 20:55:32

Are you breastfeeding another woman's child? I take my hat off to you. I am sure I can still feed a baby and mine is 8 years old. My DC stopped at 18 months because it was natures way of saying enough is enough. I still have a tiny bit of milk? I would.t worry too much. I think all women have a bit of residual stuff in their nipples. If it's very sore by all means see your GP.

jessicaf23 Wed 19-Feb-14 20:58:27

Hi long story cut short the twins birth mum had an emergency c-section and walked out on them 5 days later I was lactating quite quickly afterwards they were born in 2010 just realised typo they just turned 4 they still ask for milk but not often I stopped expressing could it be I have a milk blister or trapped milk duct?

Its pretty sore I have tried hand expressing it out but it is not budging my nipple is getting really puffy

AmIatwat Wed 19-Feb-14 21:03:42

Possibly, I think most 4 year olds don't need breast milk, that said my neighbour was breastfed 'till he was 9 ( in India)

jessicaf23 Wed 19-Feb-14 21:05:36

They both have serious health problems there pediatrician advised it from birth I only nurse them both max 3 times a day and 9 is a bit too extreme the girls are stopping I am here needing advice not people having a go at me about this

Cakesnbeer Wed 19-Feb-14 21:16:33

It could be a bleb/blocked duct. If you feel round your breast and feel a tender/bruised/lumpy area then this is even more likely. Ibruprofen and expressing are your friends then.

How lovely that you have fed the girls so successfully (funny pp I would have said that self weaning at 3+ to be 'nature's way').

canyourearme Wed 19-Feb-14 21:18:35

No advice. Just admiration.

jessicaf23 Wed 19-Feb-14 21:19:16

Hi Cakesnbeer its a bit tender when I feel around I am nursing one of my twins now so I am hoping that she will help it ease up though a friend of mine had this and when her daughter was nursing suddenly a huge shot of milk came out and the duct cleared it was a big back up but it is really painful. I planned to breastfeed them until they are ready to stop but one of my girls Jasmine is quite unwell she nurses pretty much whenever she wants but her sister Lauren is 100% healthy minus couple minor health problems she had expressed milk and is nursed maybe twice a day so I am hoping Jasmine helps with this problem now because its so sore

crikeybadger Wed 19-Feb-14 21:20:08

Exactly, you didn't ask for opinions on when to stop breastfeeding.
I'm not quite sure I've understood though...are you breastfeeding the twins at the moment?
A white spot could be a bleb or a milk blister....kellymom.com has some info on this.

jessicaf23 Wed 19-Feb-14 21:21:39

Hi sorry if you got confused my younger twin Jasmine who has quite alot of serious health problems does nurse often I was just nursing her but its way to painful for me I havent had this problem before the older twin who is healthy only nurses a few times a day but has expressed alot of the time I have a ton in the freezer for them and thanks I will check out the website thank you crikeybadger

crikeybadger Wed 19-Feb-14 21:22:11

Sorry x Postsmile
Would some warm compresses help?

jessicaf23 Wed 19-Feb-14 21:25:04

Its okay thanks I tried to express it in the shower and nothing it was way to painful I have tried warm compress, breastfeeding, hand expression but that was AGONISING so I have got no idea what to do now anymore ideas? It is so painful thankfully my right nipple is 100% okay but my milk supply in my right nipple is perfect I would rather having leaky boobs than trapped milk duct or milk blister sad

Cakesnbeer Wed 19-Feb-14 21:25:17

I hope it shifts too, worth hand expressing in the bath too - sometimes you can see the blocked duct ending in a spot head or looking a bit like a blocked pore. Warmth and gentle massage should help if so, getting a real life bf expert to gave a look could be useful too.

Cakesnbeer Wed 19-Feb-14 21:26:51

As Crikey said get to kellymom and go through all suggestions...watch out for mastitis.

If hand expressing is too awful I would try feeding in lots of different positions.

jessicaf23 Wed 19-Feb-14 21:28:47

Thanks I never thought of that I will see if I can see a lactation consultant at my local hospital to see if they can sort it out I am going to try a bath tomorrow and see if that helps or later on tonight and really try to get rid of it.

What about expressing in the bath and massage during expression?

What other positions could I feed my daughter in?

Cakesnbeer Wed 19-Feb-14 21:35:17

Baths are the best places to express. Whatever position you usually feed in try the opposite too then a latch with your girl more upright rather than across body. You Can even try the dangle, you on all fours and child underneath although a four year old might be too busy laughing at the contortionssmile

jessicaf23 Wed 19-Feb-14 21:37:21

I usually lie down with her cuddled up to me or laying next to me then she latches on that way she is hungry now would it help if I massaged my breast whilst nursing her? I just tried not too long ago to nurse her and it was so painful I had to get her to latch off she doesnt like the right side but only the left Jasmine is really fussy

What other positions could I try nursing her in?

Also if I nursed her in the bath, massaged my breast whilst she ate what position would be best?

Cakesnbeer Wed 19-Feb-14 21:41:56

If does sound like a blocked duct, they are excruciating. Nursing in the bath whilst massaging after ibruprofen would be great to try. It's not that one position is best just that you want the latch to put maximum pressure on the different ducts, if the normal position hasn't removed the blockage a slight variation might.

anothernumberone Wed 19-Feb-14 21:44:18

Second bleb take a sterile needle pierce it from the side and express. Do it in the shower for best effect.

jessicaf23 Wed 19-Feb-14 21:44:20

Jasmine usually suckles quite hard when she is eating I am nursing her now its really painful but I am massaging my breast at the same time on my bed in attempt to budge this blocked duct its agonising how do I get her to put maximum pressure onto my nipple to help ease and get rid of this blocked duct?

jessicaf23 Wed 19-Feb-14 21:45:35

Thanks anothernumberone I would like to try to get rid of this blocked duct naturally before I go to see a lactation consultant or my GP to get this problem sorted out

If ANYONE knows anyway I can get my daughter Jasmine to put maximum pressure onto my nipple to get rid of this blocked duct PLEASE let me know thank you very much

anothernumberone Wed 19-Feb-14 21:45:54

The pain relief will be instant btw.

You are a legend. The sound like the luckiest little girls.

anothernumberone Wed 19-Feb-14 21:47:50

Put either the chin or the nose directly in line with the blocked duct to get the best impact. I would imagine a 3 year old has getting milk out sussed. I had blebs weekly when ds was teething the needle was worked a charm.

jessicaf23 Wed 19-Feb-14 21:51:09

Anothernumberone awwwwwww thank you so much I plan on letting the girls both self wean though I think Jasmine won't stop anytime son its so worth it I breastfed them the second my milk started coming in and they both latched first time I never had a problem with that.

She of course knows how to get milk out of course she suckles quite hard I have got her lying down on my lap and she latched on normally is there ANY other way to get her to suckle harder? I have got a feeling that will do the trick I know its going to be painful but I will feel much better as soon as its passed

I really don't want to try a needle I would like to get this rid of naturally

anothernumberone Wed 19-Feb-14 21:55:40

She might maybe it is not a bleb though I might have misread is there a raised white dot when you have a bleb. If not it is further up. Keep her on she will most likely clear or otherwise a lactation consultant can look at it but little one is definitely your best chance. Hope it clears soon.

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