I just discovered a white spot on my nipple that is making me a bit uneasy. Any idea what could be causing it?
A little background...DD is 21mos old. She is nursing 3-5x a day...usually closer to 3. We are in the process of night-weaing. I have had some mild discomfort in this breast, but I attributed it to her being "rough" at latch-on...then I noticed the white spot. It is definitely around the area of a duct opening, but the duct is not plugged...if I express milk, I see milk coming out of the middle of the white spot, so nothing is blocked. The tissue there is whitish...not particularly raw looking, but not normal looking either. DD has been clamping down on my nipple during her sleep (we still nurse down, but then do not nurse again until morning)...could that have caused this? She clamped down hard tonight again and my breast is just throbbing...I am not sure I can nurse her again on this side tomorrow as my breast is just that tender right now...not sure if it is just from the clamping or if the white spot has any contributions as well.
Any insights would be appreciated. Thanks!