Re: Desperate!! Nursing my 10 mos old = PAIN!!!
Not a sign that she should be weaning, but OUCH!! I can see why you'd want to.
So, I think you need to a) get the gash healed, and b) assess whether something else is now going on too. Other side getting sore makes me wonder. It could just be a teething latch that's uncomfortable, that happens. Or it could be thrush or something else?
Did your LC have anything else to add besides coconut oil? Did she have suggestions for healing?
Are you giving it lots of time in the open air, no bra/shirt? Have you seen any signs of healing at all? Is there milk or blood seeping out of it?
Nursing, pumping, cloth-diapering, babywearing, working professor mama with the awesomest SAHD ever.