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Really itchy boobs

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MuffinMclay Fri 24-Aug-07 09:40:22

In fact, one is a bit itchy, and the other is very, very itchy and is driving me nuts. Is this normal, and what can I do to stop it?

16 weeks pg, btw.

whomovedmychocolate Fri 24-Aug-07 18:32:10

That's milk production starting up. Lasts till the baby comes and then your norks turn into torpedos! Sorry I can't give you better news. However if you get itchy all over tell the midwife in case its ostetric choliasis (or however you spell it).

3madboys Fri 24-Aug-07 18:51:30

i am 13wks preg and really itchy boobs too, very annoying, i had it during my last pregnancy too tho, so i guess it can a be a normal side effect, not one i have found mentioned in the preg magazines etc hmm

it may be worth checking that you dont have thrush on your nipples tho, or have you recently bought anew bra? that could be causing a reaction, your skin is super sensetive when preg and all sorts of this can trigger itching etc.

i have never heard it said that they were itchy cos of milk production, i am still bfeeding my littlest one, so they never stopped producing milk, i wondered about thrush, but its def not that, had it checked

hope they feel better soon,you could always try cold cabbage leaves in your bra to soothe them.

MuffinMclay Fri 24-Aug-07 21:56:20

Thanks for the replies. I was beginning to get worried that it was a freaky symptom exclusive to me!

No new bras (same maternity ones I had last time round), but I do have very sensitive skin at the best of times.

I'll mention it to the mw next week, I think. Might try the cabbage leaf trick too. I was hoping there might be a cream I could use.hmm Not keen on the idea of this lasting until dc2 arrives.shock

Ants Sat 25-Aug-07 02:55:30

I had this quite early on in my first pregnancy. My mw couldn't tell what caused it, but she said it might be sensitive skin (which I have) and advised to start wearing maternity bras. I don't personally think that it made any difference at the time, but the itching did stop a few weeks later.

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