i recently had a clogged milk duct in my left breast but that seems to have cleared up now and i'm not sure if it was the extra nursing on that side or what but now my nipple feels raw and sometimes burns after nursing. the initial latch is very painful as well and it's hurt off and on like this for about 2 weeks. i had dd checked out by her ped and she's free of thrush so i know it's not because of that and there are no visible cracks on the nipple either only a tiny scab.
i've been using lanolin after each feeding, is there anything else i can do to soothe that nipple?
it's also the smaller nipple or what i call 'the bad side.' i heard that sometimes your little one can nurse different on the smaller nipple b/c she is use to the larger one, is there any truth to that?
thanks in advance for the input!