Would latch issues alone cause very sore, pink nipples? They hurt a lot on the latch and let down, and anything touching them, like showering, loose tops, etc.
I really don't have any thrush symptoms except extremely sore pink nipples. My lo has a milky white tongue .. no patches... so I 'sort of' have the symptoms of thrush .. or perhaps just nipple abuse?:P
He will pull of a ton and yank, twist etc once in awhile when very gassy. I've learned to stop and wait but sometimes he'll do just a little of this at each feeding and calm down. This has made me pretty sore, before that I was engorged, and before that we were learning latching. So my nipples haven't really gotten a good break to heal perhaps?
Also I seem to still have a horizontal crease on one nipple, and lipstick shape on the other, after feeding is done. Sometimes they're not so bad, other times very apparent. So we're obviously still having latch issues even though I'm educated how to get a good latch. Very frustrating.
Any thoughts appreciated. I am so confused how to truly tell thrush from overall new soreness (we're at about 6 weeks of breastfeeding now).