I have a tingling sensation in my breasts before breastfeeding.

Postnatal, Your questions

I don’t know what’s happening, but I often have a tingling sensation in my breasts before breastfeeding, and sometimes between sessions. Why does this happen? Is it a fungal infection? Thanks for your help, Emmanuelle 


Emmanuelle, the tingling sensation you feel in your breasts is often associated with what we call the ejection reflex. You may also feel something like a short, tiny electrical shock, and your breasts may swell, and sometimes milk may leak out. It often occurs as your normal breastfeeding time approaches, when you hear a baby cry nearby (even if it’s not yours), if you think about your baby, etc. You may also have several milk ejection reflexes during one breastfeeding session. 

For some mothers, the reflex can be reduced due to stress, intense fatigue, pain, certain types of medication, tobacco or alcohol. 

From what you told me, I would not be worried about fungal infection. But if you want reassurance about mycosis, please read my article on the topic (lien en anglais). 

e t’invite à lire mon billet que j’ai écrit sur ce sujet : https://mariefortier.com/les-champignons-et-l-allaitement-la-mycose/.

Emmanuelle, I hope this helps and all the best for your breastfeeding adventure!

Marie

The Baby Expert 

Discover our videos

Subscribe to a monthly or quarterly package now to access full videos.

Bathing a Newborn

Bathing a Newborn

You might feel insecure giving a newborn a bath. Marie demonstrates a newborn bath massage with baby Romain. After watching
Osteopathy and baby

Osteopathy and baby

Osteopathy can help babies release tensions and strains after childbirth. Did you know you can do this in the water
Perinatal Depression

Perinatal Depression

Have you ever heard about postnatal or postpartum depression? Did you know that perinatal depression covers more than just the
Natural Methods for Pain Relief

Natural Methods for Pain Relief

Yoga ball, magic bag, birthing chair, bath, etc. Many tools and methods to soothe pain are available during childbirth. Marie