Feeding my 8 month old here everything is going good except he is teething. My areola are bright red, on one the tissue is swollen and irritated. The skin is flaking slightly (could be just healing) so I got checked for thrush. The doctor cannot diagnose thrush as there's no sign in baby and my breasts are not sore and doctor says they would be itching like mad. I have been using lanolin and gel breast compresses which helps make them less red until the next feed.
Just wondering have any of you experienced this? Does their saliva change when they're teething or anything? He has one tooth that is up slightly and he has bitten me a couple of times but nothing significant that has done any long term damage, no cuts or anything on me. It's not uncomfortable and no nipple pain. They itch only slightly and occasionally but that could be them healing?? I'm just wary of it incase they start cracking. Thanks in advance xx