I was diagnosed with this after I finished BF'ing my son. I'd had a fairly long period of deep breast thrush which I had fed through and although there was no link made to the thrush/feeding pain as a cause, it seems weird to me that it would be unrelated, as both were/are on the right hand side only.
Anyway, my question is to anyone who has had costochondritis (Tietze's syndrome) before having a baby and BF'ing and how they affected each other... I plan to BF my 2nd baby due end Feb, and although it doesn't bother me too much (as long as I don't poke around), my doctor has said it's a case of waiting to see the BF'ing/milk coming in etc causes a flare-up, and how much tenderness I can put up with. Unfortunately, my two year old last week landed an elbow and his full body weight right in my rib/breast area affected, and it's now more tender than usual anyway.
I'd really like to have a more enjoyable and straightforward time BF'ing this time and not sure how much this syndrome can affect things so any specific experience welcome please.
I had costchondritis before bf. It had gone away, to be honest, but bf didn't bring it back. This was despite my ribcage expanding quite considerably. I did find not touching it really helped. I hope you are lucky!