Red dot on center of nipple, blood comes out
So DS isn't a year, but he is 9 months so I figured I'd post this question on a board with other moms who've been nursing longer, like me. I don't know what this red dot is on my left nipple... A little over a month ago I had mastitis and the same red dot was there, and the breast ached then. Now, that darned red dot is back and the aching is back too (just started a couple of days ago). We've never had latch issues, so I don't think it's that. Plus the red dot is right in the center of the nipple. Last night when I pumped after DS went to bed the first few drops of milk were bloody.
Let's see... what else.... DS is 9 months, has solids 3x per day after nursing or EBM, goes to daycare, and I pump 2x/day during the weekdays. He sleeps through the night, usually. Also he nurses from one side per feeding session so these breasts hold a lot of milk
Any ideas on what's going on with the dot/blood?
Mommy to William, 4/29/09, 7 lbs 13 oz, 21 inches.
Mommy to Evan, 3/18/06. 7 lbs 3 oz, 21 1/4 inches.
Nursed both boys to 14 months