Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    burning, itchy nipples?
    DeaMom posted:
    I posted this early this morning under the breast feeding support community...seems like there is more activity over here so I'm reposting here...see below. Thanks! DeaMom posted: Whenever my son is breast fed directly from the breast, shortly after my nipples burn or itch. (He does not have thrush) If I express milk with the pump sometimes I have the same problem. Does/has anyone have this problem? What can I do to stop the itching and buring? What can be causing the burning and itching?

    The last time I had nipple discomfort my doctor said I had a vaginal yeast infection. I did not have any vaginal itching, buring or discharge. (I was a bit more wet than usual though.) He said he saw white stuff that resembled cottage cheese. He prescribed diflucan and I took it. When my lab results came back the test for yeast infection was negative...(i did the labs before I took the diflucan). He explained yeast can be cause by two different (something - I forgot what he said) mono...Anyway, has anyone had/has this problem?

    Also, my son has been more gassy than usual...could this be related to my nipples being itchy/burning?
    wmatto83 responded:
    I can't really help you out cause I do not breastfeed but my cousin had similar problems as you when she was breastfeeding however she kinda let it go too long and her breasts got like hard as rocks....she went to the doctor and they told her she had a double breast infection and ended up having to stop breastfeeding her body just wasn't argeeing with it..... Not to scare you at all not saying that is what it is but maybe make an appt with your doctor again or a different one or at least call and ask if it could be an infection in the breast.
    DeaMom replied to wmatto83's response:
    Thanks. I'll check back with my doctor again:/

    Spotlight: Member Stories

    My name is Loretta. I am 28 years old. I am a mother to 3( daughter 5, daughter 2, and son 4 mo 11/3/09), stepmother to 3 ( step daughter 16, step son...More

    Helpful Tips

    To WebMD
    Please give us our old message boards back. I think you're going to lose a lot of users. Problems: * The newborn to 3 month board is ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    98 of 116 found this helpful

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.