Woke up and fed LO and it hurt. Felt like he was chomping. Switched positions and not much better. Switched sides. The areola on the sore side is all swollen and puffed up. Is this from the chomping/teeth or was he chomping because it was swollen and felt different in his mouth? What could cause swelling?
Thanks again for troubleshooting another new issue for me!
Was it hurting before you nursed him?
How old is your LO? It could be a variety of things. Thrush will make your nipples and areola look read and swollen, but just a bad latch or grinding teeth could do the same. :shrug