Breast pain after weaning

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184674 tn?1360864093 I just can't take the discomfort anymore--the pain never really completely went away after getting mastitis last month, either. So I decided that after our Christmas holiday, I would wean him. I nursed him last night before bed and it was extemely uncomfortable. This morning I did not nurse him and tried to give him a bottle of expressed milk (I have about 20 bags of frozen milk left) mixed with soy formula (since he has a cow milk allergy that breaks him out in hives and a nasty rash).
172411 tn?1287089865 any adivce i cant take this pain anymore and it is hurting alot. also how do i go about weaning him off the boob. and how bad is it going to hurt me. like the sweeling of milk in them.. im so clueless on any of this i would like as much info as possible for help.. thank u so much.
212720 tn?1304379015 after weaning my second child i thought i was going to die. i cold turkey did it and it was the worst thing ever. i cried in hot baths all day and night. put cabbage in my bra (crazy but le leche league rescue lady that i called in middle of the night said to). also do not bind them. just express out what you can with your hand until you feel comfortable. then repeat every few hours. in a few days your body will regulate. i swore mine was the hardest body to regulate itself.
280369 tn?1316705641 Did you have antibiotics prior to giving birth? You could have a yeast infection IN you milk ducts...I did and the breast pain was excrutiating! BUT it went undiagnosed for almost 2m because I didn't show any signs on my nipples... Your chills etc sound mastitis-ish though... Maybe a day of rest will help BUT if your breasts keep hurting, see a dr... read this and see if it seems like your symptoms...
250155 tn?1485299539 and every time one of my dds wants to be picked up i cringe and tell them no, b/c i don't want them to accidentally touch me there! aside from the pain i'm in... since i've taken away nolan's daytime nursing sessions, he's not sleeping as well as before. he wakes up more than he did boefore and he's really hard to get to go to sleep now too. (this may be just from teething but i'm not sure). i just don't want to take this away from him but it hurts so bad...
676912 tn?1332816151 I was thinking that it would probably go over better if I just waited to FULLY wean her until we were settled, but I do plan on hopefully trying to start weaning her around 1 year. Even if it's just breast feeding when she goes to sleep and naps, or something like that. I want to hopefully get to the point of her not using me only as her source of liquids. I do give her a little bit of water when she has her meals, twice a day right now.
148057 tn?1231430591 I was wondering what others periods were like? I have the worst aching type pain in my vaginal area - it feels like the day after I gave birth and I just needed pressure on my perineum or it felt like my insides were falling out (sorry if TMI)! That's what it feels like now - really sore and achy and I just need pressure on my vaginal area because of the pain! Is this normal? I heard the first period after baby could be different, just wondering other's experiences??
287071 tn?1365196113 Ladies what can I expect when weaning? I have nursed my son for the last time and pumped this morning for a little bit b/c I thought I was going to burst. I was down to one feeding per day (the night time before bed) but didn't do that last night. I pumped this morning to relieve pressure but today I feel lumpy and tender... I should also note I'm 6 weeks pregnant and taking 400mg/day of prometrium.
Avatar n tn since then i have been getting af type cramps tired and have lots of different cervical mucus do you have any idea if you get thet when you fall pregnant or are expecting your first af ect i am baffaled cant find any info anywhere anyway enough of my dribble ha ha good luck to you and i am sure its just your af ready to say hi oh yeah i am breastfeeding aswell.
Avatar n tn I wouldn't add solids yet, wait until after 6 months, any earlier is begging for issues later in life and their systems aren't mature enough to handle solids. With all my boys I have nursed exclusively, added small amounts of cereal after 6 months, a little veggies around 7, fruits shortly after that, and eventually at around 9 months they get to sample table foods. I continue making sure breastmilk is their prime source of nutrition during the entire first year.
2020005 tn?1476662562 We have made it to our goal of one year exclusively breastfeeding, and I am SO proud of Chloe, and myself, for making it to this goal. So happy I could provide her nourishment and great benefits. We are starting the process of weaning over the next few weeks, hoping to wean by her first birthday or shortly after. She still likes to nurse to sleep, before her naps (usually 1-2x), and sometimes still at night, I'm sure that's just for comfort.
Avatar n tn method, where I go into his room every 15-20 minutes until he falls asleep, but sometimes he's still crying after an hour and my wife ends up going back in to put him to sleep. Compounding our problem is that my wife is trying to wean him off breastfeeding, but given that he's using her for a paci, we don't see that happening any time soon. Additionally, he is not responding to me (the father) during bedtime at all. He just wants my wife to rock him to sleep.
250155 tn?1485299539 i have this posted in the breast feeding forum but everyone is MIA ove there, lol... well, every time we finally have a good and "slightly" pain free feeding he goes and does it again w/ his "needle teeth"!!! i don't think i can do it anymore. but at the same time i don't think i can wean him! what do i do? how do i start? if i'm in pain, i'd rather it take a slightly shorter amount of time rather than dragging it out for a month...
Avatar n tn You really shouldnt be pumping. The nipple stimulation can bring on contractions. Also, I doubt youre engorged because your milk doesnt come in until after birth. Colostrum is normal but doesnt cause engorgement, its not enough. Were u breastfeeding ur toddler before this happened?
Avatar f tn I went in to get a CT a couple of years ago and was told that it was only excess breast tissue; thus I am not too worried. However, I do feel slight pain if I press on it (I assume it is normal because the rest of my breasts are sensitive in the same way). I also am very self conscious about the way it looks when I wear sleeveless shirts. I am considering getting it removed. For those of you who have gotten your excess tissue removed, was it done surgically? What was the price range?
Avatar f tn so my friend just stopped breast feeding and her boobs are rock hard, swollen, engored and shes in pain, its been a few days and doesnt know what to do about it...any mommies out there can can ley me know what they did to stop milk production and pain??
Avatar f tn last week i started weaning from breastfeeding and one morning , after not feeding for 12 hours, my 4 year old daughter ran up to me and hit me pretty hard on my left breast causing severe pain behind the nipple. Now i have achy pain behind the nipple all the time and everytime i hold my 13 weeks old it gets worse and lots more pain when the breast is pressed against . what could this be????? i am a 31 y/o female who has a history of graves, ra, and lupus.
Avatar n tn I will say that effexor is a drug that has extremely bad withdraw symptoms and should never be stopped cold turkey, My friend was on effexor and experienced extreme tiredness and a lot of muscle pain. She lowered her dose 37.5mg a week until she was off. She also said that she felt like she had no motivation and she also felt like things were out of control. She is now on cymbalta and is doing well.
118074 tn?1228332603 My kids never took a bottle, not of formula or of breastmilk. I started the weaning process after their 1st birthday and went straight to a sippy cup as well. I simply replaced a feeding with whole milk, waited a week or so, replaced another with more solids and milk, etc. I did it very slowly and gradually so as to lessen the stress on both of us. I weaned my 1st completely at 14 mos, my second completely at 15 mos, and I have no idea when I will wean CJ.
Avatar n tn My DD didn't really attach herself to the breast until about 5 days after she was born but babies can sense your tension so try to remain as relaxed as possible. As far as it hurting goes, well yes, there will be some discomfort. I remember having days I coudln't even bear the thought of nursing her beacuse my nipples were on fire but I got through it and it doesn't last long. Hey, you've come all this way already right? Now, my DD is 6months old. She still loves to nurse.
964234 tn?1331952807 The Mylecon didn't solve the issue, but it did soothe the problem so that he could sleep better. I started pumping after five or six weeks post partum, I think. But I don't think it would be too big of a deal to begin pumping right now. I just would not recommend pumping to empty yourself out yet, because then you'll build up an excess milk supply and find yourself engorged more often than you'd like.
Avatar f tn My concern is the pain I feel in my breasts occasionally since I have weaned. You know that quick sharp pain that comes when your milk 'lets down?' and your breast become full? I still get that sharp pain down the side of my breast, and it feels as if I am letting down milk. I don't quite know what to make of it. I have self-examined my own breasts and have not felt anything out of the ordinary. I don't think I need to see a Dr. or my midwife about it.
Avatar n tn I went to the breast clinic, and they did a breast examination, and determined that I do not have breast cancer. For some reason, I don't believe the doctor. I have had this pain for many months now, and would really like to know what it is. My left breast has one spot, on the side under my armpit where it hurts. I haven't found a lump, but when I touch the side of my breast, i feel a hardened area, and it hurts when I push on it. Anybody has any idea what this could be?
Avatar n tn ), and nothing has worked other than steroids, but I do not want to live on steroids for the rest of my life!!! I am breast feeding and did with my 1st child, but stopped after 6 months to go on steroids as it got so bad!!
Avatar n tn I started taking Paxil but that didn't work at all as I have anxiety issues. Anyhow Effexor did wonders for my attitude however after 3 years I am now convinced that it was the cause for all the excess weight. Anyhow I was wondering if the weight comes off after I get off the meds? or am I stuck with excess weight forever in which case I will be contacting my doctor because they lied to me.
3152421 tn?1353429391 I mean, if I don't breast feed, my boyfriend can help feed the baby, but if I do breast feed I don't want to go through the pain I've seen some girls go through. like, i've been told to "prepare my nipples" by like pulling on them and stuff, but they hurt enough as it is, they're to sensitive to touch. What happens if they're hurting like this when the babies hungry and I have a hard time feeding her because i'm in to much pain..
Avatar n tn after my hysterectomy at 45yrs old I am gaining weight fast...never had mood swings or sweats...taking no harmones..does anything help?Trying all over the counter pills and etc. nothing working...HELP!!
Avatar n tn Then I started to try to breast feed, she did latch alright, but it seemed like she wasn't able to suck hard enough to get much out, so they had me supplementing with formula, I tried and tried, I was feeding her every 3hours, then formula after(that's what the hospital told me to do) but I just wasn't making much, so they put me on domperidone(sp) a med to increase my milk, I don't know what happened but my breast felt so hard and swollen all the time, but still I could only make 1/4ounce out
Avatar f tn * Moderate to severe pain under the right side of the rib cage * Pain may radiate through to the back or to the right shoulder * Severe upper abdominal pain (biliary colic) * Nausea * Queasiness * Vomiting * Gas * Burping or belching * Attacks are often at night * Attacks often occur after overeating * Pain will often but not always follow a meal with fats or grease * Pain may be worse with deep inhalation * Attacks can last from 15 minutes t