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Tingling nipples between feeds

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wm3010 Fri 30-May-14 11:57:26

Dd is 3 weeks old and ebf. She is gaining weight well and although we are still fine tuning the latch I think we are getting there and feeding is usually pain free after initial couple of sucks. My question is though that I get tingly, slightly itchy nipples between feeds. I was wondering if it might be thrush but it seems that is usually painful, and no sign of it in dd's mouth. Any ideas?

Writerwannabe83 Fri 30-May-14 19:01:41

I get tingly nipples all the time!

When I hear my baby cry the sensation in them is absolutely bizarre!! It feels like electric shocks are going through them - it's a very weird sensation!!

It happens even if I just think about feeding my son grin

He is 10 weeks now and it shows no sign of stopping smile

Sengi Sat 31-May-14 10:00:42

The tingling you can feel is your let down. You might find you leak a bit when it happens. My nipples/areolae go a really strange shape when I feel it too! All totally normal smile

Frusso Sat 31-May-14 10:05:23

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NotQuiteCockney Sat 31-May-14 20:00:19

It could be letdown, as others have said - have you had a look? Do the tingles happen randomly, or in response to your baby's cries?

Onesleeptillwembley Sat 31-May-14 21:19:04

I had it all the time I breasted! And I fed them all until they were 15/16 months. Not only that, I leaked (squirted) like a err well very very leaky thing.
I found out, late on with my third, that pressing the nipples for a short while calmed it down. Wish I'd known sooner. grin

wm3010 Sun 01-Jun-14 18:58:15

Thanks all. Seems to be quite random, and I don't get it when I am actually feeding or even when I start to randomly leak milk if dd is flailing about not wanting to latch or after a shower. Can feel quite uncomfortable at times - might be breasts sort if re-filling I suppose, does that sound likely? I am just paranoid that it might be a sign of something bad!

Onesleeptillwembley Sun 01-Jun-14 19:32:36

Nope, sounds exactly like I had. Try the pressing thing, it may help.

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