14 month old, persistent nipple pain
so, we've been lucky enough to have very few problems over the past 14 months, but for the last month or so DS's latch really hurts. i thought it was teething at first, adjusting to a new mouth, etc, but he STILL hasn't broken any teeth through since 9 months. he's got 4 top and 2 bottom, i think working on molars and canines but seriously it's been FOREVER. i was sure they'd come through end of june. anyway, the latch hurts more at night, sometimes because he's latched on so long, but increasingly on shorter nursings during the day too. seems similarly painful on both sides. it looks good visually, and my nipples aren't really creased or anything afterward, though today it almost looked like i had some broken blood vessels - so tiny i'm not sure though. it's getting to the point where i'm starting to avoid nursing during the day and dreading night time - it even made me wonder whether i was pregnant (negative test this morning). other perhaps relevant info: he's super active, no words yet, we just moved cross-country, and i've just started working regular hours away from home.
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