So, the saga continues.
Managed to get through my most recent bout of mastitis without the usual nipple trauma and we're tentatively doing OK. I finished my last round of antibiotics and I don't know if it was those passing through my milk, the three-month growth spurt, some tooth-moving action, or perhaps a strange moon phase but Bubs is really, really fussy, gassy, and generally inconsolable for at least part of the day and night. Trying to "sleep when the baby sleeps" is damn near impossible because he barely sleeps during the day, and only with me wearing him in the Moby and walking around the room. And even then, if I stop, he wakes right back up. Oh, and the farts. The poor lad just has the loudest most painful farts. Urgh. So, there's that.
My left nipple was severely blistered over from the third bout of mastitis, and still healing through this one; a small scab of dry/dead skin has remained and slowly diminished over the last few days, leaving behind only a pit in the center of the nipple, which is white and puffy after a feed. I can pick it off, but prefer not to... So this morning, a little loose bit was dangling, and I pulled it off. Immediately, a drop of clear, yellow-ish liquid seeped out of the center of my nipple! Urgh. Is this the infection still hanging out? It was most definitely not milk; it looked more like the fluid you would get from a blister. Sorry, TMI here.
I am going to talk to my doc about it, but I was just curious if anyone else has heard of this, seen this, etc. This was right before my shower so I just tried to express a bit more and then the milk came down, but I could still see this clearish liquid (pus? ew. ew. ew.) draining. Yuck. I know its ok for him to drink but... ew.