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April 19th, 2011, 10:31 PM
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I got AF back in January and every time I have it (it's still not regular yet), my nipples hurt so badly. They feel like they did the first week of nursing - except instead of it being a surface thing caused by rubbing, it's a hormonal thing that I can't fix. The pain lasts for about a week or more, and I'm unable to nurse her for very long at a time. Any tricks?
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May 10th, 2011, 06:29 AM
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I have no advice for that (I'm sorry) but I wanted to let you know that your story has really encouraged me. My ds is 13mos and I really hope to continue nursing,even after AF shows! :-)
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May 10th, 2011, 11:05 AM
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Not much advice here, just that it's totally normal. I seem to remember the first few times AF showed up were the worst and then after that I would be sore for a few days during PMS. You can try nursing in different positions to find one that maybe hurts a little less. It's ok if you have to temporarily shorten nursing sessions (esp with a toddler) and you can be honest with your daughter and tell her that you are sore today and can't nurse as long but you can do ____ instead.
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May 18th, 2011, 08:23 PM
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I have no advice for that (I'm sorry) but I wanted to let you know that your story has really encouraged me. My ds is 13mos and I really hope to continue nursing,even after AF shows! :-)

Yay! I loved having this long of a nursing relationship. I got an IUD recently and even though it made my periods way lighter, I still am having the nipple pain. There are other positions that make it better, though. I just had to experiment. Luckily, it only lasts a week.
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June 12th, 2011, 10:51 PM
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YES IT DOES!!! I feel your pain lol AF has been back since about 8 weeks PP for me and every flippin month I go thru sore nipples etc...Some months are worse than others. For some reason I remember being told taking calcium and magnesium helps??? Idk if that's right or not, I've never tried it cause I always forget when AF leaves and then remember again when it comes again! lol
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