Breast pain after weaning

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Avatar f tn I exclusively breast fed my daughter for 16 months, but my period came back at 3 months into it, so you can get pregnant during breast feeding not just after weaning. As long as you are having a period, you can get pregnant.
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 f tn 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. I guess I was just wondering if anyone has experienced this? Could this be considered normal after all this time Post BF'ing? I am due for my annual exam in Aug.
Avatar f tn So my little Hannah has been getting breast milk, formula, jar food and of course the occasional sneaked table food. She has two full cut teeth and I am slowly weaning her from the breast. Down to feeding on just one breast now. But she doesn;t seem to want to. Do I let her decide or me?
Avatar f tn This last feed came to an end naturally as he was full, breast habbit all but stopped only at bedtime when a snuggle next to my breast was all the warmth and security he needed . I suppose it is about balancing and swopping old for new habits and expectancies and baby as long as it is not hungry and is secure and comforted then weaning should not be too bad .
280369 tn?1316702041 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...
1688550 tn?1305704145 When your breast milk is drying out , is there suppose to be any pain? If so what does it feel like?
202380 tn?1267906966 s understood that bfding is coming to an end and already craving for more?Although she had no problem with bottle or breast,now sometimes she asks for breast just to soothe herself,even if she's full.Thank u for any info.
1528695 tn?1360582320 Mine feels to have decreased in amount, but if i manipulate my breast/nipple (as in hand expression) i get a few squirts and drops.... then i quit. Does the milk totally stop coming out or is this my new normal?
1210716 tn?1297620883 Well she is a very big girl and gaining weight is far from an issue for her. She is 25 1/4 inches and almost 17 pounds. She is in the 90% for both height and weight. I pump only if she hasn't eaten for three or four hours, at which point I"ll typically get 4 oz. I do feed her purees before she breastfeeds, but that's because otherwise she will turn away from the breast, and if she is really hungry, scream until I do giver her solids.
Avatar n tn Is it normal or acceptable to have some breast leakage 3 1/2 years after you have stopped breastfeeding? The color and consistency of the leakage appears to be breast milk. There is no pain or odor with it to suggest an abnormal fluid leakage.
Avatar f tn Try offering a cup of water instead. It worked great on 2 of mine. Good luck.
Avatar m tn Yeah, either hand express (which I never got the hang of) or pump. I also know cold cabbage leaves directly on your breasts helps with the pain when weaning; I imagine it would help here as well. I would say keep the bra off unless you want to reduce your supply.
280369 tn?1316702041 when i weaned from the pump, i did have to pump once about 2 weeks after weaning. I felt very full and sore, and sure enough i got 5 ounces. After that I was done and didn't experience any more discomfort, so the extra pump really helped me. However, i think i have read a few women who claim pumping to relieve pressure dragged out the process for them. Unfortunately, I think it depends on the person, so it's hard to give advice. It is normal though.
Avatar f tn Just make sure you do not have a high fever with the area looking like a reddish inflamed streak. Then it might be mastitis but I believe that is really uncommon after weaning. Hot showers and massaging should help. Mind you, when I went for a physical a year after weaning, the physician exclaimed "what? are you still breastfeeding?" because my breast tissue had a lot of thickened areas.
Avatar f tn He will have breast milk on into his 1st year of life but I regret weaning at 6 months. I did it because of pressure from others saying it was time to wean. I wish I would have at least kept the morning an night feeds. I miss that time with my son. It's only something a mama can do an it's very special. My husband tells me not to worry about it cause he has plenty of milk in the freezer but I get mad at myself for stopping so early.
Avatar f tn I had a sore part of my breast. It almost felt like I was engorged even though my son was a year old. That night I woke up in the middle of the night sweating (I didn't have a thermometer, but I obviously had a fever) and the next morning the spot that was sore was red and splotchy. I got on atb's that morning and I felt cruddy for several days after... although the redness and pain went away in a couple days.
Avatar f tn But she would rather pull a hunger strike than drink from a bottle. I am at my wits end and need any tips to help her off the breast and onto the bottle. She eats table food but wants to nurse after eating it.
Avatar f tn there is tremendous nutritional value to breast milk at any age. i think it's just that after 12 months, they do get nutrition from foods as well, so it doesn't have to be the primary source of nutrition anymore. if she is getting breast milk there really is no need for whole milk. plus, the immune benefits of breast milk are still there. as for the sleeping thing...
Avatar f tn I have a six week old baby girl whom I have breast fed since birth. I have supplemented a few times with formula to help transition, but I thought I'd have more time to make the switch. Yesterday at a follow up appointment, my dr diagnosed me with hypertension and said I immediately had to begin high BP meds. The pediatrician insisted that I could not take those meds and breast feed.
657586 tn?1224587947 I am "weaning" my 4 week old off the breast shield and trying to teach him how to now latch onto my breast properly. He can suck really well but his lower jaw will not open wide enough and/or he does not get enough of the lower part of the areola. His lower lip is only at the base of the nipple. This causes a burning pain (sometimes a knife sharp pain) sometimes during feeding but definately after for a long time. I do not think it is thrush. Pumping does not make my nipples sore.
5149846 tn?1409405181 Just adding my two cents.. Im also with the, until 1 year crowd if you can. Obviously if you can't, you can't; but after a year I think it's appropriate to start weaning. Basing this off a degree in child psychology which is heavy in physiology and biology... but again, it's certainly your choice and what works best for you and your baby. :) Personally, I plan to feed breast milk in bottles by 12w because I will be back to work.
189192 tn?1261341628 if I was holding him he did not want the bottle--he wanted mommy---he would eat like a champ for them not for me--until he was completely weaned from the breast--after about 14 weeks he would eat from a bottle for me.
419008 tn?1219536438 My MIL leaked for 5 YEARS after weaning my BIL. I leaked a little after weaning. I am about to wean my youngest off of his last two feedings and am done having kids. I will be interested to see if I leak and for how long. My right breast, which has never been nursed on through three kids leaks a drop or two here and there. It has done that for over 6 years!!