Hi - baby is 5.5 wks old, have been struggling with inverted nipple pain, cracks/bleeding (resolved mostly), yeast (treated with diflucan/nystatin, both of us), was using the US equivalent of APNO and recently transitioned to MotherLove ointment (staying off lanolin on the advice of LC because of the potential for yeast to return).
Problem: the right side has become acutely painful in the last day. VERY painful when he latches on, both the nipple and surrounding areola.. mostly on the top side.. pain somewhat decreases as he eats but not entirely, and that breast is sensitive the rest of the time. I was just at the OB for postpartum visit yesterday, she felt both breasts and didnt feel any clogs/etc. What might be causing this and, more importantly, how to fix it? I'm massaging that breast frequently, esp while he eats, and keeping it warm between feeds. AFAIK nothing has changed in his latch, but that side was not painful before on latch. it sure is now.