Hello to all mommas in the forum. I have been coming here every now and then for advice but this is the very first time I post. You see, I have a 24 months old boy and we've had a happy BF experience so far. But, 2 or 3 days ago I started experiencing discomfort. First, it was a little pain, but then it got worse and the skin around my nipples begun to crack and it got red and sorta shiny, as if new skin was coming out. What worried me is that it started to itch after I breastfed my baby at night but I made a test and got negative on thrush so I have no idea what it might be...I have also noticed that the pain and the itchiness gets worst at night, when it gets cold over here (the weather is rainy and cold at night, humid and cool at day), when it is warm the discomfort is significantly less.
Baby's been very understanding, after I explained to him that "chichi", as he calls it, hurts, he has cut down on hist breastfeeding sessions and eating more and has struggled to find positions that hurt me less. He's such a sweetie. But I don't think we're ready to wean yet I really want to continue as long as he needs.
Anyone has any advice? By the way, I read that marigold oil might help, anyone has any experience with this?