Re: Painful nipples, breastfeeding just started
Welcome to the forum, mama! Since your nipples are symmetrical after nursing, I doubt that you're experiencing a latch problem. The red color and "brushed" feeling you are experiencing sounds very much like thrush, which is a yeast infection of the breast and usually of the baby's mouth as well. Check out this link for more on thrush: http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/child/thrush-resources/
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