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Anyone have experience BF with costochondritis/Tietze's syndrome?

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Lotster Tue 30-Dec-08 00:09:11

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.

PuzzleRocks Tue 30-Dec-08 17:18:04

Bumping for you.

Lotster Tue 30-Dec-08 19:47:42

thanks puzzle

LaTrucha Tue 30-Dec-08 20:25:52

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!

Lotster Tue 30-Dec-08 20:43:23

ok that's great to know, thanks!

notcitrus Wed 31-Dec-08 13:46:56

had costo a few years ago- had to put off ttc for a year. being pregnant and bf didn't make any difference - a couple joints are a bit sore if I prod them but that's it.

Lotster Wed 31-Dec-08 17:01:45

more good news, thanks citrus.

My right side has calmed back down again since the elbow incident so fingers crossed!

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