Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
172 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What causes electrical shock like sensation in the breast?

Answered by
Dr. Manisha Jain


Practicing since :2007

Answered : 5136 Questions

Posted on Wed, 8 Mar 2017 in Pregnancy
Question: Hi,
I feel like electric pulse passing throughmy breast after i breast feed my new born 20 days baby. Please suggest how to overcome this. Im getting constant guidenance about 4 times today please suggest solution

Answered by Dr. Manisha Jain 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Can be normal

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to HCM. Thanks for writing in to us with your health concerns. There can be this type of sensation during Breast feed.Since this started today so it can be temporarily associated. . Is this really troublesome or painful? If yes then how much on sacle of 0-10. Regards Dr Manisha Jain.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
Follow up: Dr. Manisha Jain 9 hours later
Yes its painfull. I rate it 6. I feel this after every time i finish direct breast feeding to my baby. If i use nipple shield this doesnt happen
Answered by Dr. Manisha Jain 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Yes it is let down of milk

Detailed Answer:
No dear,

Nothing much to worry about, and after going through your history it seems like let down of milk as your baby latches to your Breast. It is common and is of course important.

Eventually you will get habituated to this and nothing to worry about.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on