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I've been having this problem with my nipples for quite a while now... flaky skin, pain, etc. I've been to two doctors and been in constant communication with LLL, thrush has definitely been ruled out and dermatitis was diagnosed (with no known cause). We've all been trying to figure out what's going on. My son (13 months old) has a very "tight" latch, and has been teething like crazy for quite a while, so I attributed the latch to that.
But it suddenly occurred to me... the problems seem to have started roughly when we started using the valve in his sippy cup (before he knew how it worked, we left it out, and it dribbled). Dh and I can't remember exactly when we started using the valve, but I guess what I'm saying is that I think his latch is getting screwed up by how he clamps down on the hard spout of his sippy cup.
Has anyone else seen this? I just did some web surfing, looking for a sippy sip without a spout (I was hoping for maybe just a valve right in the edge of the lid)--no luck. I guess I can run around tomorrow to Target, Kmart, etc., buy some stuff, and test my theory.
If I'm right and he does have nipple confusion from the stupid cup, I'm not really sure how to straighten things out. That's why I want to find a cup with a very different lid from the one we've got.