I don't know if I need to see a doctor or not but I'm hoping someone here can help. I've been nursing DS for almost 14 months now () and have never had any issues (latch / supply) etc. However, about a week ago my nipple started hurting in the middle of the night after a feeding session.
Side Note: We still nurse 6+ times a day still. He only drinks water and breast milk.
I went to look at my nipple the next morning and was shocked to see what I thought was a blister. I let it go for a few days and continued to nurse albeit it is the most pain I've ever been in (other than giving birth). It has continued to get worse and get bigger.
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Now, after each nursing session, there is a hole where what I thought the blister used to be. It starts to heal but then he wants to nurse again and it's right back to square one. It's getting bigger and more painful. I keep vitamin E oil on it when he isn't nursing which seems to help. He refuses to drink whole milk, coconut milk, 1% milk.... I've tried it all and he either pushes it out of the way or spits it out. I even tried in multiple different types of cups / straws to get him excited.
I appreciate the help. I'm more concerned about what I need to do to let it heal if he refuses to drink anything else other than my boob milk and water.
I don't know what to do. Do I see a doctor? If so, what kind? My OBGYN? A LC?