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Itching Chest

For about a week, my breasts, mostly around my nipples, have been extremely itchy and now very sore. There are no lumps, no redness, nothing that could indicate what the problem is. I am not sexually active. I had a baby 7 months ago and couldn't breastfeed after a month because I didn't make enough. I have not changed body wash, detergent, or anything else. I don't want to go to my Dr until I'm absolutely sure it won't be a complete waste of time and money.
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134578 tn?1693250592
Have you tried letting the baby suckle? Maybe you're making more milk.
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I haven't been wanting to try breastfeeding again, especially since baby's got teeth. How can I know if I'm making more?
Breast milk letdown feels like pins & needles for some women, so maybe it feels like itching for other women. If you have a hand breast pump, you might be able to express some milk. Around this point you will begin to produce a rich mix specific to this age of baby, so that is why I wondered if that is what is going on. It's not difficult to breast-feed a baby with teeth (I did until my son was 2). I think babies might be programmed not to bite (lest they stop getting the good stuff).
973741 tn?1342342773
Do you think you are gaining weight?  That can cause breasts to itch. Hormonal changes can. Dry skin?  Any of these are things that can cause itching.
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I've been up and down on my weight. I'm actually trying to lose weight at the moment but I'm struggling with it. How can I be sure if it's a hormonal thing?
363281 tn?1643235611
Hell0o~You probably need to see either your GP or a dermatologist, skin issues can be difficult at times to diagnose and if, per chance, it is something serious, then the doctor will be able to prescribe the right type of meds.
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