I was wondering if anyone has experienced pink nipples after starting all purpose nipple ointment, if it could be a side effect? I have a 7 week old baby that I am breastfeeding, at my 6 week postpartum appointment my OB recommended APNO as I complained about sore nipples sometimes (had trouble with shallow latch and misshapen nipples the first 2 weeks) although the pain is much improved now. My nipples and areolas are normally brown, and after I started the APNO i noticed the nipples and some of the surrounding areola have started turning pink. Not shiny, not itchy, I have had baby checked for thrush and my OB didn't think I had thrush either at my 6 week appointment.
So i thought the pink nipples could be due to 1 of 2 things...the APNO, or i am still working on baby's latch, it's not perfect as my nipples still come out a little misshapen at times so I thought maybe the discoloration could also be due to nipple trauma? Although the pain is pretty much nonexistant now.