Hi, everyone! This is my first post, and I'm so happy to be here!
One of the biggest reasons I've decided to breastfeed my baby (due Feb. 24) is because for most of my life, I've suffered with pretty severe eczema, and I want to do all I can to try to prevent my little boy from going through the same thing. I do have a question, though. My skin (even the skin on my nipples) is extremely dry, and I always have an outbreak of eczema somewhere on my body. I occasionally get eczema on my nipples, which causes them to itch and crack and peel. They don't always hurt, but the rash doesn't look so great, as I'm sure you can imagine. Can I still breastfeed if I have nipple eczema? Will it hurt the baby?
Thank you for your help.