I am currently breastfeeding my second child. She is nine days old and everything is going much better than with my first child. We were released from the hospital last Monday and did a follow up with her doctor the next day. At that appointment, she was already gaining weight. We did a weighed feeding with a certified lactation consultant and she was transferring milk great.
I've had some nipple pain but it is getting better and is almost completely gone now. The lactation consultants I saw at the hospital and at the doctor's office said it was probably just working on technique a bit and waiting for her mouth to get a bit bigger. (My nipples are fairly large.)
However, this morning I noticed a few tiny black spots on one nipple. I don't remember that ever happening with my first child. Does anyone know what those are? Should I be worried? My nipples have been a bit red but there hasn't been any bleeding or cracking.