My left nipple is so tender! I noticed a few days ago there's a little skin tear at the base if the nipple. I'm guessing from my son scraping his teeth across it when he pops off to look at something.
I've been putting bm on my nipple and letting it air dry as much as possible. I thought it was because he's cutting 2 more teeth, but my right side is ok.
What is going on? Could that one little break in the skin cause the entire nipple to be sore?
*ETA* I found a nipple shield from the newborn days. That did not go over well. The tears were rolling down his face. I'll try again when he's not so sleepy, but I'm afraid I'm just going to have to grit my teeth and curl my toes until this heals :(
Update in reply as well.