Hello. I'm hoping you can help me please. I am currently exclusively breastfeeding my little boy who is 7 weeks old, but he was premature and was born at 30 weeks so we only started breastfeeding just over a week ago. Feeding from the left breast is fine, had a little nipple pain at the beginning but that's eased now. The other breast is a whole other story. It's quite painful when he latches on, but the pain is mainly in my areola rather than my nipple, it's a really sharp pain like someone is sticking pins in me and it lasts for about 15mins after each feed too :( the nurse checked and said the nipples look normal and the latch is fine. I've tried using the lansinoh cream which helps a little but is this something that will just get better with time? Many thanks for taking the time to read this.
Jul 21, 2016 20:45 PM
Hi thank you for your email and question, I am wondering as baby was premature and perhaps was in a NNU and perhaps also had antibiotics that perhaps this is a fungal infection-Thrush? The pain history that you describe sounds like Thrush and can start in just one breast and then progress to the other.
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