Armpit itch while breastfeeding in Breastfeeding

Posted by Anonymous on - 1 reply

What causes armpit to itch while nursing?? It happens to me every time I breastfeed and I can't help it. So is that a normal thing?? And it is not doing anything to my 2weeks baby?? What can I do to stop it if it is uncommon?

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Nov 14, 2016 15:40 PM

Thank you for your question about armpit itch whilst breastfeeding.

I think that it may be due to the lactating tissue, the 'tail' of the breast being present in the armpit, so what you may be feeling is normal lactating activity.

The other cause if the itching is confined to the armpits is a fungal infection; ask your GP anyway to examine you to confirm all is well.

Hope this is helpful,

Katherine Fisher IBCLC