I HAD THIS TOO!!!
the only thing that I could do (as I couldn't get any of my doctors to Believe me & therefore prescribe me Nifedipine) was stay as warm as possible during nursing times.
I would wrap myself in a fuzzy blanket, have a "rice sock" prepared (fill a big old tube sock with some dry rice, tie it off, pop in microwave for 1-2 minutes or until warm as you want) to put on my BB's... Try and put my hand over the nip whenever bub's mouth would come off, to keep the "breeze" from getting me...
For me, it was caused by repeat trauma & scarring of the nipples pre-pregnancy (I had had them pierced w/ large gauge needles 3x each when I was "young & crazy")... and then I got cracks & sores that wouldn't go away because I ended up with thrush... So all that damage to my poor BBs eventually caused (about 4 weeks into breastfeeding) the Raynaud's.
For what it's worth by the time the weather warmed up I did not have any more problems with it.
My son is 1 yr old now, he weaned himself a month ago, & we hadn't had any problems (well none too severe) since about March I guess.
I had not even heard of B6. I hope that works for you!!!
If you want to email me & let me know if it works. I'm due again in April & since I've had to deal with this before I know it's entirely possible for me to have this issue again. & I'd like to be armed and ready lol.
Congrats on your twins... I only had one baby but I had alot of problems getting started breastfeeding.
Knowing what's wrong is Key to finding a solution!! Like I said, I couldn't get anyone to believe me, I even showed a lactation consultant in the middle of a spasm, she said she'd never seen it before & called another LC over to see it. "Oh she says she has Raynaud's, ok well I guess just try to stay warm?"
· 1 decade ago