My son just turned 5 weeks on Friday and we've been breastfeeding from the start. I had some cracks on my nipples but it's fully healed on the left and almost on the right. Feeding sessions are not painful anymore, so I suppose latch must be ok. But I do feel pain in between feedings. Not all the time, but most times.
It's pretty bad, for example, when I get out of the shower or if there is other sudden temperature change, like the AC starts running or I open the freezer. Having clothes or a towel brush against them hurts too. It's not unbearable pain... but bad enough that it bothers me and I take painkillers to deal with it.
Is it normal to feel like this? Everything I read seems to constantly point to thrush or bad latch. But like I said before, I think the latch is ok but I do still try to pay extra attention each time we nurse, just in case. As for thrush, I guess it could be but I do not see any white spots on either me or in baby's mouth. And I do not think the pain is inside the breast, but it can admittedly be hard to tell.
Anyone have any idea?