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Sudden breastfeeding pain

My daughter is 5.5 months old. Breastfeeding and pumping hasn’t been painful since the very beginning. Now it hurts. Not constantly during a feeding or pumping session, but definitely noticeable. Is this normal? She is teething. Maybe that has something to do w it?

  • Sebnem
    Dec 12

    Hi Marisa, calm down. Everything is ok. Did you also try "lansinoh contact nipple shield"? They really helped me when my babies teething has starts.

  • Marisa
    Dec 12

    I do have shields. I haven’t used them since she was first born.

  • Angel
    Dec 12

    Is it when she latches? It could be a bad position even just a small adjustment could fix it that’s maybe why it isn’t constant or as bad later on. It could also be teeth, if that’s it a shield should help.

  • Marisa
    Dec 12

    Angel, it comes and goes as she’s latched and nursing. And while I’m pumping.

  • Angel
    Dec 12

    Have you noticed any other increase in pain or sensitivity?

  • rachele
    Dec 13

    Thrus maybe?

  • Marisa
    Dec 13

    No other pain or sensitivity outside of the norm.

  • Erin
    Dec 13

    When I had thrush, it felt like my daughter had a mouthful of needles when she was latched. It also hurt to pump. That’s really the only time I noticed it though. The only visible symptom was that my nipples were bright pink.

  • Marisa
    Dec 17

    I started my period. I’m doing some research about breastfeeding and menstruation. “Nipple tenderness occurs for some women during ovulation, during the days before a period, or at both times.”

  • Angel
    Dec 17

    I have/had this ever single cycle.