Hi I have a baby boy who just turned 5 months old on the 8th. We have been exclusively breastfeeding since birth with only a few minor issues in the very beginning.
Lately I have been having some burning pain in my left breast. Saying "in" the breast is not accurate but I am not sure how else to describe it. I have a deep tender spot that feels like a plugged duct in the area where my breast meets my armpit. Above that area, closer to my armpit than my breast, the skin burns when it is touched. It is very sensitive and my bra or shirt or fingers brushing against it causes a searing pain. It isn't a deep pain, it feels like a surface pain. The skin in the area looks normal and is unbroken. It isn't directly over the tender/plugged duct area but a few inches away, farther from my breast.
Also, my baby has had an odd butt rash for about a week. It started out looking like two tiny patches of purplish red blisters and progressed to a not-as-red but very scaly/peely type of rash. The rash causes him no pain at all and almost looks like red cradle cap in his butt crack. It flakes off if I scratch my nail over it. I took him to the pediatrician on Friday and he said he thought it was a yeast rash and prescribed a cream for it. I asked if the breast pain could be related but he blew me off and asked if I was reading to the baby on a regular basis. I took that to mean he had no idea, haha.
Does the burning/boob pain sound like thrush? The baby has no spots in his mouth and I have been careful to sterilize all pacifiers. He doesn't take a bottle since I stay home with him so that isn't an issue.
Sorry for the long post and thanks so much to everyone in advance! I haven't posted much but these forums have been a great source of information since I was pregnant with my baby!