So for the past few days my nipples have been a bit sore during pumping, I kind of just ignored it because 1) I have a good pain tolerance, and 2) I attributed to the fact that the past two days have been crazy and at times I have had to go up to 4 1/2 hours between pumping so to make up for it I was pumping every 2 hours when I could.
Well today after showering I noticed I have some pretty bad chafing and what look like blisters, real blisters, not milk blisters.
Well no wonder its so damn painful..
What should I do?
Im doing some sea salt soaks at the moment because thats my go-to fix for things like this.
If they pop will the puss contaminate the breast milk?
How can I heal them faster?
I have Earth Mama Angel Baby nipple butter, is that OK to use on them?
I also feel like my flanges might be the problem...but we have tried every size and no matter what I end up with atleast an inch to an inch and a half of my areola being pulled into the tube.
Any advice would be great, because this is really starting to hurt :(