This afternoon, around 2pm, while I was pumping, my husband decided to turn my pump up all the way. He did this a few times before he decided it was dangerous for him to mess with me. My next pump session at 5pm was fine. However, my 8pm resulted in a pain in my left breast. It felt like it was right on the outside of the shield and only lasted for a few seconds, each time in the same area. This happened a few times in the 20 minutes I was pumping, especially if I moved. I am worried something may have happened or is starting to happen. Any advice or ideas on what I can do if it keeps happening? I have my 8 week, postpartum check up in a week.
A case in Erie Pennsylvania concerning the exposure of breasts and nipple proceeded all the way to the Supreme Court in the US.  The Erie ordinance was regulating the nipple in public as an act that is committed when a person “'. . knowingly or intentionally, . . appears in a state of nudity commits Public Indecency.'” Later in the statute, nudity is further described as an uncovered female nipple. But nipple exposure of a man was not regulated. A commentator expressed this opinion on the statute by noting: "Ponder the significance of that. A man walks around bare-chested and the worst that happens is he won’t get served in restaurants. But a woman who goes topless is legally in the same boat as if she’d had sex in public. That may seem crazy, but in the . it’s a permissible law. — Cecil Adams" 
During pregnancy, you will notice many different changes in your body. While you may be really excited about the birth of your new baby, some of the pregnancy symptoms may make this time downright uncomfortable. This may make you even more eager for your pregnancy to be over and to have your baby cuddled up with you. Many expectant moms experience itchy nipples during pregnancy and this may be one of the very first pregnancy symptoms you actually notice. The following article gives you information on what causes this symptom and some good ideas on how to deal with it.