Re: Nipple shape after nursing
How to treat a bleb:
- fix any latch issues
- moist healing (lanolin, warm water soaks, olive oil on a cotton ball tucked into bra)
- if blister will not break and you are getting a plugged duct building up behind it, gently pick at the skin using a sterile needle
Everything you describe sounds pretty normal with a newborn, including less intense letdowns (the sensation can vary a lot from nursing experience to nursing experience). But if you can pop round to the Lactaton Dept. and get some help with the latch on the blistered side, that's probably a good idea. The slight lipstick shape and the blister probably indicate a latch that is less than optimal and hands-on help is a good way to improve that.
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