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Tingling breasts and nipples.

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Writerwannabe83 Thu 24-Apr-14 18:19:08

I have a 5 week old baby who I'm breastfeeding and for the last 3ish days, out of nowhere, my breasts and nipples have started tingling. It isn't a constant tingle, it comes and goes, but when it is occurring it can last for a few minutes and be quite sharp and uncomfortable. It then just dies off and everything will feel normal again.

Has anyone else experienced this at all?

josephine1986 Thu 24-Apr-14 20:01:50

Yes, this happened to me. I wonder if it was around the same time, or later...but I had sharp, short stabbing pains inside my breast that would come and go between feeds. Like little pinpricks.
Lasted about a week then disappeared. Maybe was boobs adjusting, doesn't supply regulate at that time?

Greypuddle Fri 25-Apr-14 20:27:16

I think this is just your 'let-down', isn't it? Your milk coming in. I certainly had it for the first few months, until my baby started reducing feeds, but you're a long way from that yet. Don't worry, anyway. Perfectly normal, as far as I'm concerned!

Writerwannabe83 Fri 25-Apr-14 20:35:54

It's driving me a little bit mad but I'm glad to hear it's normal. Sometimes it like I get a sudden electric shock in my breasts, it's quite alarming smile

DS has been cluster feeding all day so my tingly nipples are now also sore nipples smile

TheScience Fri 25-Apr-14 20:44:01

My let down feels like this, sometimes it happens between feeds too. With DS1 I used to only feel it in the opposite breast. Do you leak when it happens?

Greypuddle Fri 25-Apr-14 21:58:23

The best way I've found to describe it is the buzzing/tingling you get after you've had a nettle sting. I quite like it, actually.

Ericadm Sat 26-Apr-14 11:55:01

I get this tingling feeling too. Only on between feeds, about an hour before next feed is due. I thought maybe is just the breast filling up again. I don't normally leak and I don't feel it during letdown just in between.

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