Breastfeeding

by Vera
(Australia)

My son has been diagnosed with SPD and since then I have come to realise that I have quite a lot of issues for tactile input.


With my first child breastfeeding was always painful. While the early days are always difficult with some discomfort or pain, it seems everyone else I have spoken to says it settles within a couple of weeks. Mine settled somewhat, but as long as I breastfed, the first half a dozen mouthfuls were always extremely painful before slowly settling as baby fed. I was assured that baby was latching correctly, so that wasn't the cause. I am expecting again, and am wondering if this is going to be an issue again. Do you know of any other breastfeeding mothers who have had this as an ongoing problem?

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Jul 18, 2012
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by: Anonymous

Thank you Brenda. No infection or blockages last time. No-one was able to give me any reason for it as everything seemed normal and healthy otherwise. Since my son's diagnosis I was just wondering if it had anything to do with just plain old oversensitive? I am trying not to worry, but there were so many problems with my last delivery I can't help but feel a little apprehensive.

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by: Brenda

The only time I have heard about pain during breast feeding is with clogged ducts or infections. Both you can be checked for at the doctor. I am someone who has intimacy issues. I do know after having 3 kids that the next pregnancy,delivery and there after are unpredictable. I try to be mindful that I am not stressing about something that's not here yet, I tend to do that. I think that what you said about your own Sensory Issues is very relate-able. I have yet to meet a parent who doesn't feel that they have had some type of overwhelming or underwhelming issues similar to their child. I remember doing the checklist and crying, not out of fear, but relief for my child and MYSELF. Good luck and congrats on the new baby, wish I could help more.

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