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Thrush or bad latch?

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lovingpickles Wed 19-Mar-14 12:08:28

What is the difference between the pain from thrush and bad latch? Not sure what I've got. Nipples feel bruised and chafed.

OrangeBlossom2 Wed 19-Mar-14 12:37:14

Thrush for me felt like needles being pulled out of my nipple with a magnet. Hurt after feeding too. Eventually I gothe typical thrush white patches on my nipple but the pain was there for a good while before that.
Hope you don't have it, maybe go to a breastfeeding drop in group? They can help with your latch and also will know the signs of thrush.

OrangeBlossom2 Wed 19-Mar-14 12:38:27

I also meant to say it might be both. Thrush can get in where there has been nipple trauma. Mine were battered due to DSs tongue tie / poor latch and then got thrush.

TheScience Wed 19-Mar-14 16:33:52

Does this help? www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk/pdfs/Differential_Diagnosis_of_Nipple_Pain_March_2009.pdf

minipie Wed 19-Mar-14 17:40:50

Thrush is supposed to feel like glass splinters in babys mouth.

Bruised and chafed sounds more like a latch issue or tongue tie.

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