I wasn't really sure which board to post this on. I am due for my second baby anytime now. I noticed that there are bits on my nipples that are discoloured, like a dark colour. I just attributed this to pregnancy and having had a baby before and nursing her. But now I am freaked out and have no idea if this is normal or not. The area around the nipple seems slightly dry as well. I wish I would have asked my doctor about it before now. Some of the discoloured bits can come off if I pick at it but I really don't like doing that.
Is this something to do with my body preparing to produce milk again or do you think it could be an infection or fungus? I have no pain or anything like that. I am just concerned and kick myself for not asking my doctor before since I now am worried that if I go into labour will it be safe to nurse right away (if its a fungus or something).