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Itchy boobs while breastfeeding.
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Posted 26 July 2007 - 04:29 PM
My boobs have been really itchy for the past week. I am breastfeeding my 5 week old without any problems as such. Is this common? I can't really put anything on them as I don't want bub to ingest any cream/lotion etc? I want to REALLY scratch them!!!!!!!
Anyone else? What do you think I could do?
Posted 26 July 2007 - 04:32 PM
yep i got that too...
no idea what it was... might be somthing to do the the let down...
Posted 26 July 2007 - 04:38 PM
Did it last the whole time you breatfed or did it settle down after a couple of months?
Posted 26 July 2007 - 05:05 PM
Yep I had that. There was one spot in particular that became red and incredibly itchy at all times. I actually treated it with canestan cream as I had thrush on my nipples and thought it might be from that? It did clear up.
Oh I remember the frustration well!
Posted 26 July 2007 - 07:49 PM
i had this (and still do sometimes) Only one side would itch and i'd just have to scratch. it was a real prickly, crawly itch.
at first i thought it was my let down, but i now have this and its different.
i found that i'd get it at the end of a feed or when DS wasn't attached very well. it has eased off a fair bit now.
i checked with the midwife, who was a bit perplexed, but not concerned anyway.
Posted 26 July 2007 - 08:39 PM
Yep i had it too, usually same side, same spot. I don't know why. I still get it on occasion. I use to scartch and poor ds would come unattatched. OOps my boobs itchy just thinking about it.
Posted 27 July 2007 - 11:39 AM
mine definately was not thrush. it was around the breast, not nipple or areola
Posted 27 July 2007 - 12:10 PM
mine wasn't trush either...
yes it did settle down after about 2 month mark, when the milk supply settled.
Posted 27 July 2007 - 12:15 PM
Hi. Yes mine is all around the top of the breasts and it just goes all day. However., I am at home today and going braless and they are not AS bad. So maybe it is something to do with constriction? I have no nipple trouble either so don't think it is thrush.
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