For the past 48 hours or so, I've had a new pain on my left nipple, sort of on the underside of it. It hurts when I press on it, or when LO nurses, and sort of feels like it radiates into my breast. It's not the pain of thrush or vasospasm (I'm familiar with those, and this is different). I can't see any lesions or blebs or anything on the nipples, and no lumps in my breast. Is it possible there's a small plug or something underneath that I can't see or feel? If so, how do I get rid of it?
While I'm here anyway, I have a question about pumping as well. I have a PISA, and the flanges fit me fine fine. I use low suction and only pump for about 10 minutes every once in a while. But it seems like every time I pump, my nipples get irritated afterwards, and I get a lot more blanching than I usually do. Anyone know the reason for this, and what I can do to prevent it?