Re: Pretty sure this isn't a bleb...
Ok so I have had what I'm sure was a bleb - white spot just below the tip of the nipple, and serious engorgement up from that spot, which cleared after a long hot shower and manual expression.
But when it came back, I picked at it, and now there's no engorgement- just the painful white spot right on the very tip of the nipple.
My DD is 13 months and now has 10 teeth. Just within the past week or so it has become really painful to nurse - especially excruciating when she rears back to pull on the nipple, while pushing with her hands, something that used to be annoying but not painful. I had thought the pain was the bleb, but now am thinking it's teeth... I'm led to believe that since the other night I went to pump a bit (after having dental anesthetic) and noticed blood coming out!! Then I found it was originating from an abrasion on the side of the nipple - like where the nipple and areola join.
Ugh!! So I'm thinking a lot of this can be resolved with latch, but how? She's 1 and not vocal, so bad habits are entrenched and not great at responding to "open wide".
I have found that it's more comfortable when I sit up vs. side-lying. Do
Advice? Should I go see a LC? I don't want to progress to having a pussing open wound!
Mom to daughter C (10/30/11) delivered by midwives in unmedicated birth. EBF after breast augmentation, CD, baby wearing, part time co-sleeping, WOHM.
SAVED by LLL meeting in week one. (no milk for first SEVEN days!)
Weaned DD at 20 months.
Next one due in Feburary 2014!