I'm new here and in desperate need of some guidance!
LO is 13 months, and we've had our share of nursing ups and downs, but NOTHING like this before. For the last week or so I've been having horrible pain when he latches on the left side (the glass-shards-coming-through kind of pain), followed by burning pain in the nipple and through the breast in between feedings. The bottom part of the left areola also seems a bit swollen, but other than that I haven't noticed any obvious visible differences between the left and right sides. I also haven't seen any white patches in LO's mouth or anything. Could it be thrush? A bacterial infection? I'm at the end of my rope with the pain! Any suggestions for getting through the weekend until I can make an appointment Monday morning?