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    Stinging nipple

    That sounds like a drink you might order in a nightclub Actually, it is a problem I have been having with my left nipple. It stings whenever Julia nurses on that side or I pump. The feeling is something like a bunch of little needles being poked right into the nipple. And it is just the nipple area, not into the aerola or the breast. Sometimes it continues after I'm done, and I feel like I need to rub it a little to make the pain go away (I'm sure it is quite a sight to see me walking around the office subconsciusly rubbing my left nipple ) Any ideas what this might be? Or more importantly, how to make it go away?

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    I'll have a stinging nipple, please~ LOL!! That is so funny!

    Seriously, sounds like a little blister or maybe thrush. Do you see any tiny white bumps?
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    hmmmm....what would be in a stinging nipple? Tequila?

    My guess was also thrush~which I believe needs to be treated by a medical dr (although I'm not 100% sure)

    Good luck and let us know how you make out~
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    Sounds like thrush to me too.
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    You need a Buttered Nipple:

    I've had that when my skin is dry and chapped. The Lansinoh lanolin applied after each nursing session makes it go away...

    Buttered Nipple: Equal parts Bailey's Irish Cream and Butterscotch Schnapps...YUMMY!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJsmom
    You need a Buttered Nipple:

    I've had that when my skin is dry and chapped. The Lansinoh lanolin applied after each nursing session makes it go away...

    Buttered Nipple: Equal parts Bailey's Irish Cream and Butterscotch Schnapps...YUMMY!
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    Thanks for the suggestions. I didn't see any white patches and haven't noticed any in Julia's mouth, which is what I always thought was the sign of thrush, but I'm going to pay a little closer attention. Would that affect just one nipple? In the meantime, I've got my cherry chapstick back out, and am using that again to see if it helps with chapping. (I'm allergic to lanolin, but my LC recommended the chapstick -- works great!)

    As for the buttery nipple -- enough of those, and I probably won't care about the stinging nipple anymore

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    How much pain are you in? I had thrush (both nipples) and it hurt like HE!!. It got into the deep tissue also. Both nipples were bright red and I cried when I nursed. DD did not have white patches anywhere. I was on meds (2 w, I think...ugh), and she had med that I had to swab out of her mouth.
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