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Why do I have shooting pains in my breasts?

I have a 2 month old baby boy whom I've been breastfeeding. I have no problems with latching or feeding, but I do have these random shooting pains in my breasts all day long. The pain runs inside my b****t toward my n****e, but I have no pain associated with my n****e. The pain is short, shooting pains, sometimes so intense I actually will yelp and hold myself. It comes randomly and is not associated with "let down". Anyone experience this or know how to make it stop?

Asked By: CB - 11/2/2009
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I USED to have that with my daughter and contrary to what the first poster wrote they do stop, mine stopped around 3 months when i stopped getting engorged. She's now been nursing for 13 months but i had some pain like that again when she was 10 months old.. turned out i was pregnant... More
Answered By: Mary J - 11/2/2009
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It's your breasts refilling with milk, usually about 15-20 minutes after nursing. To stop it? Well, it will get better but it won't stop until you wean him - I find it's no big deal once you know what it is.
Answered By: Ethel - 11/2/2009
 
I would get check for thrush just in case. Sometimes there aren't many symptoms.
Answered By: lynn - 11/2/2009
 
I get that, I think it's what the first person said (refilling), although sometimes it seems totally random. Just monitor to make sure it's not mastitis (red area, hot area, flu like symptoms) but I think we just gotta live with it
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Answered By: Carson's mom - 11/2/2009
 
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