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    Just wondering if anyone has come accross Itchy nipples?
    I am soely BFing DD, have had no mastitis or blocked ducts, but the last two days I have noticed that my nipples has been relatively itchy.
    Has anyone else experienced it? If so whast could it be?


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    Could it be a thrush infecton?? sorry i dont know how mine felt when it started but i remember the agony i was in when it was full blown. Just keep an eye on them if it is thrush starting then you should get it treated asap.

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    Hi,
    Are you prone to dry skin or eczema? Are you using a different shampoo or laundry powder? Does your baby have thrush? It should be something that is fairly easy to treat - but just a bit hard via the forum
    Regards
    Barb

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    DD doesnt have any signs of thrush that I can find. There are white bits on her gums (which i think is normal), and no where else on her mouth.
    I sometimes use lux flakes to wash my bras with DD clothes (it makes them nice and soft), maybe that is the problem?
    I dont use soap on or around them also, i avoid that area completly.
    My nipples look normal to me, and it only seems to be the right nipple mostly.
    I dont wear breast pads, unless I am particulary full if DD over sleeps. They annoy the buggerery out of me, and I find iritate my nipples (I think the trapped heat in that area from the backing of them).
    When I was PG, I had really dry skin all over, and my nipples cracked then, but used Maracalan and they seemed okay from then on.
    TIA

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    Hi,

    Do you wear a bra to bed? Try to go without one. It might be a *****ly heat kind of thing - you may find icepacks relieve it. Or if it doesn't go away, go to the doctor for something to help

    Barb

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