DS is 17 months old and appears to be teething. In the past, I have noticed that his latch tends to get bad when he is teething. It has always corrected itself after a couple of days.
Friday night, when I was nursing him, I knew his latch wasn't great, but it didn't seem too bad. But when I woke up Saturday morning, but left side was in bad shape. My whole breast hurt. The nipple hurt like he was actively biting me, and I had a plugged duct (possibly from his bad latch the night before?). Since I had the plugged duct, I tried to nurse him like normal on Saturday, even though it really hurt. And he did manage to clear the plugged duct. But my my left nipple still really hurts And it's constant pain. I feels like his teeth are clamped on it, even when I am not nursing him. I tried to not nurse him on that side today, but I was only partially successful. The pain doesn't seem to increase when he is nursing, but if he pulls back without un-latching or something, I scream.
Does anyone have suggestions on what to try? I put lanolin on it, but that didn't seem to do anything. I don't know if heat would help or cold? I won't nurse for most of tomorrow since I will be at work.
I do often get tender nipples at this point in my cycles, but my right side is perfectly fine, so I don't think that is an issue.
Any thoughts or suggestions? I am willing to try anything!