My areola seems to be quite washed out/pale (permanently I believe) in the area where my baby latches. I do have some dark outer edges. And then my nipples are pink/red (but that's due to over active letdown/clamping I think). Any thoughts?
I'm thinking I may have reynauds (nipples hurt at any change in temperature, felt like knives on let down, but now that I'm keeping warmer that sensation is slowly going away). Could this just be part of reynauds? Because I know that with reynauds it is more of a temporary color change... which I only get if they get really cold (ie, when I was rinsing with cold water after feeding I'd get some white coloring on the very tips of my nipples - oops!). But this areola discoloring isn't really temporary at all.