My beautiful 8 month old son has worn a hole in my areola just to the side of my nipple. It is indeed a small hole, but one nonetheless. It started when he was cutting one of his top teeth and now, I just can't get it to heal without not nursing on that side. I have tried different positions (he won't have it) and since he will not take milk from any other source, can't pump and give the side a break.
It's not too bad but when he pulls back when the letdown occurs, I want to jump up and toss him. It's getting to the point where I dread feeding on that side... any suggestions?
He is HIGHLY distractible at the moment (thanks to my toddler and his age!) so any nursing at this point is needed for his little body.
Thank you ladies!