Just the past month my nipples started to be very dry and sore. Baby is latching on perfectly because the redness spreads onto the aereola where baby places her mouth. She comfort suckles a lot at night, so I don't know if that has something to do with how often she's been sucking. The area on my nipple and all around it is dry with dead skin flakes and a darker red color than the aereola. The skin looks like leathery/stretched and burns if even touched gently (you can imagine the pain when baby needs to eat). Not sure if this is another thrush problem-doubt it though because it's not like the thrush I had before, and some days it's better/worse than others. Could it be due to baby's constant suckling? Or due to my breasts leaking a lot and my bra constantly being soaked? Or the fact that recently I pump a lot more than before? I used HPA Lanolin once or twice and it felt gross but seemed to help some (that shit gets EVERYWHERE). Lol
So what is this, why do I have it, and what can I do to help pain/dryness?
on Oct. 27, 2013 at 12:20 PM