My son is almost 4 months and EBF. He was severely tongue tied at birth which was corrected at 2mos. He gained weight rapidly and my nipple issues were minimal so we didn't rush the tongue clipping.
My left nipple has been an issue from moment one in varying degrees of severity. Initially I attributed it to his latch but the issue has not resolved.
While the pain has come and gone, its been back with a vengeance for the last week. The latch is excruciating with the pain becoming moderate after a minute or so. My nipple remains erect and I have an internal sense of burning after the feeding has ended.
There are no cracks, blisters, etc. Neither of us show signs of Thrush. No fever, red streaking etc. I've self diagnosed and dismissed every diagnosis I've come across so far and am beyond frustrated.
I feel like I have a deep tissue bruise or something along those lines. I've been trying to give the left nipple as much of a break as possible and starting feedings on the right side but there's been no relief and I am so tired of being in such pain.
Please help. Thank you!