hey girls, i need some serious help. i have never posted on here before, but could definitely use the support
i am exclusively breastfeeding and my lo is 6 weeks today. i was noticing a little tenderness on my left nipple the last few days and then yesterday it got redish/purplish. it kinda looks like a little blood blister. it is on the side of my nipple and changing positions has helped with the pain but it is still excruciating when my lo nurses on that side, mostly during latching, then the pain eases during nursing. any ideas as to what could have caused it? my lo has a good latch, he sort of favors that breast so maybe the extra nursing on it? i believe we might have been on a growth spurt the past few days.
i thought everything got easier at 6 weeks, not started going down hill? maybe it was rubbing on my pump (i pump twice a day for a freezer/return to school stash)?
please help girls, i am about to have my hubby give my lo a bottle to relieve me of nursing on that side that's how bad the pain is.
Jill, full time student Mama :to Scotty (3-12-09) and wife to Scott since 7-18-03.