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Is it normal for bfing boobs to be painful?

(5 Posts)
MouseInTheSkirting Tue 10-Feb-15 19:03:32

My boobs are so tender - like early pregnancy sore but worse. They sting and tingle most of the time too. I've been breast feeding nearly four weeks and have had mastitis and blocked ducts. That seems to have settled but the pain is youchy - can't hold baby closer, can't hug husband. Is this normal, will it settle or is it going to be like this the whole time I bf?

Lweji Tue 10-Feb-15 19:58:22

I had something similar for the first few weeks, but it did get better.
I couldn't close my coat and it was at about this time (cold).

Someone the other day mentioned using plastic bowls to protect them. I wished I had thought of it when I was in pain.

MouseInTheSkirting Tue 10-Feb-15 20:14:20

Ha ha! Love the plastic bowl idea - makes me think of coconut bras!

Bugaboom Wed 11-Feb-15 06:15:02

I'm experiencing something similar especially one side. Have had similar problems to you with mastitis twice now in the month I've been feeding. I tend to have oversupply and have been experiencing intense let down during and between feeds. Also my nipples still aren't fully healed (or even nearly healed on one side). It feels like a combination of these factors but mainly the supply which makes them tender. Hoping it will settle in the next couple of weeks.

SolasEile Wed 11-Feb-15 21:12:14

Sorry to say that I'm 3 months in and breasts are still sore all the time, like in pregnancy. I live in fear of my 3 year old inadvertently whacking me in the chest or DH holding me too close by accident. I do suffer from oversupply though and have a very fussy feeder who yanks and chomps around on the breast when she feeds so maybe it's just bad luck with me...!

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