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August 10th, 2008, 10:09 PM
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Well tonight I had to call my moms friend and ask why does it hurt sooo bad when he feeds for more then 5 minutes on either side.. I know I have a good latch I mean I've breastfed before and learned that the hard way... Well while I was explaining to her how it feels and where its hurting, (on the areolia under the nipple) if finally dawned on me, he has such a powerful suck that he is sucking the crap out of my areolia, or however you spell that. I mean its like a dry suck and I can't even explain the pain.. Its nothing like when he has just the nipple.. I can stand that for a time but not this... I drove to 3 different stores tonight looking for a nipple shield and couldn't find one.. My moms friend said if I use a shiel then he won't be able to get ahold to the areolia skin so it won't hurt... I mean I can pump forever and never hurt once... Anyone else have this problem?

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August 10th, 2008, 11:17 PM
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It sounds an awful lot like thrush!

Are there any other symptoms?


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August 11th, 2008, 11:50 AM
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If it doesn't hurt when pumping, then maybe he has a strong suck or something. My daughter had a poor suck for a long time and was hurting me badly. Then when she finally learned to suck correctly, she would once in a while have a very strong suck and I could tell the difference.
When she was 4-5 weeks old, I had to do tongue exercise with her to teach her to suck correctly. We also used the soothie pacifier that was supposed to help as well.

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August 11th, 2008, 12:00 PM
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Even if he was taking in too much of the areola, it should hurt that bad. How old was he when you first started to notice it and do you ever have nipple/breast pain in between or at the beginning of nursing him?
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August 14th, 2008, 12:27 PM
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I had that problem with my daughter. She clamped down WAY too hard. I never thought the pain was going to go away. I don't know if my breasts toughened up or what but they don't hurt really anymore. Every so often it will but for the most part it's better. I didn't really do anything b/c I don't think you can when the baby is just claming her jaws too tight. Wish I had more for you but just wanted to say I feel your pain & hope it gets better!!
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