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Breast feeding mother having shooting pain behind nipples and tender breast at regular intervals. Reason and remedy?

Hi, I am breast feeding mother. My bub is 51/2 month old. From the first week of delivery I started to have a terrible shooting pain radiating from behind the nipples to the shoulder blades. It is coming as a spasm ( comes and goes). When I had keflex for mastitis it went away. But after a month, I had the same pain with a tender breast, sore while feeding, again relieved with Keflex. This is th fifth time I am suffering from this pain and tender breast. I get the particular pain in the breast which is tender or sometimes blocked duct. No could answer onwhy am I getting this pain? Could someone help me.
Asked On : Thu, 18 Oct 2012
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your are a feeding mother, the reasons for pain may be two factors one is because of muscle spasm due to abnormal position while feeding baby or second possibility is when breasts are filled with milk in large quantity they swell , become hard and pain and tenderness follows till you feed your baby.once fed pain relieves.
if its due to muscle spasm it relieves by peripherally acting muscle relaxants such as keflex as you mentioned.
you need to sit upright and support your back against wall and keep a pillow on your lap and place your baby and feed. this is all sufficient as there is nothing to worry.
Answered: Fri, 8 Nov 2013
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