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Posted in Toddlers on 19th December 2010

breast feeding pain (20 characters)?
I have a nursing 14 month old and have been experiencing some breast feeding pain.

has anyone ever experienced nipple pain while *ovulating*? I got my period back at a year post partum and I had a bout of the same pain around that time too (I attributed it to teething I guess) and I am due for my next period in a few weeks, so I should be ovulating around now. has anyone ever experienced this? it feels like he’s biting me and it’s uncomfortable throughout our nursing sessions but his latch is fine and it always has been.

he is currently teething again I think but he’s got 8 teeth and it wasn’t this bad with the first 8 so I don’t know why things would change now. I don’t think it’s thrush either because he doesn’t have any white patches or anything in his mouth, nor do I have anything on my breasts. I’m not pregnutz either.

so…could it be that I’m ovulating and that could be causing the pain? that’s the only thing going on with my body now that’s different. any input would be great! aside from the “you’re nursing a toddler?!?!?!?” type of input. leave that at the door.

thanks in advance.

Best answer(s):

Answer by bubs
Your nursing a toddler than good on you. I only got to 4 months with my last one as he kept biting me with his teeth. Cheeky thing he was. Maybe i will have more luck with my 4 week old daughter.

I had a friend who got breast/nipple pain everytime she breastfeed her daughter at a certain time of the month and when she went to the doctors the theory the doctor could come up with was that she was ovulating. This happened for her from 6 months until she stopped feeding at 8 months.

Hope this helps 🙂

Answer by mama_of2_2007
i breastfed till my son was 15 months old. and my nipples also started to hurt. but mostly cause they kid wants more out of you then you can just make right now. you might be ovulating but that shouldn’t affect your nipples. have you tried to start weaning. if so he might be trying to eat more just because he doesn’t eat as often and he knows that it is just mommy and him time. nothing wrong with feeding him still and i am with you i hate ppl who judge cause of it. it is natural.

Answer by Jada’s mommy
You are absolutely right with the ovulation. During that time for me felt the exact same way (and my baby didn`t have any teeth yet) God bless our lovely hormones 😉

Answer by Jorge’s Mommy *te amo pio*
You know… I had the exact same problem.
It was really weird because the latch was fine but I knew for a fact he was biting me since his little teeth marks would be imprinted on my nipple after.
At first I would remove him and re-position, but it wouldn’t work.
I don’t know if ovulation has anything to do with it because I got my period back 3 days after my postpartum bleeding stopped.
He started doing it around the 12-13 month period when he was also teething. Now at 15 months he just got his first molars.
I really just thought it had to do with teething.
I am sorry I can’t really answer your question… but know you are not alone! =D

Answer by Smurfy Keeps Going and Going
I have cycle-related soreness as well. It starts around ovulation and starts to ease up right before my period starts. Sometimes, it lasts until after my period starts. If you ask me, it sounds like your pain could definitely be ovulation related.

However, I’ve found that teething gets worse with age, in my experience. What doesn’t bother their latch when they’re younger can really irritate them when they’re older. I’m sure it’s different for every mom and every baby, but that has been my experience. Teething can upset their latch since their gums hurt or feel funny, which can lead to soreness.

If the pain doesn’t ease up after your period comes or when his teeth get settled, I would look into thrush remedies. Pain that lasts that long could definitely be yeast related, and not all cases of thrush cause white patches or changes in the appearance of your nipples.

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