Re: Is it just nipple soreness or thrush?
Don't give up, you're right on the verge of everything getting easier!!!
Do your nipples look pink on the ends or have little bumps? That is an indicator of thrush. You may want to try not wearing nursing pads- or anything on your boobs to let them air out as much as possible. I know that is easier said than done, but whether it's thrush or just soreness, it could help.
If you are concerned about the lansinoh, instead you could try rubbing a few drops of breast milk on your nipples after a feed and letting it air dry. It works wonders for me. I haven't used Lansinoh once since I started doing it.
I felt tingly/itching in my boobs after nursing for the first few weeks- I can't remember how long it lasted but my midwife said it was normal in the beginning.
When I had thrush I had sharp pains deep in my breast at random times and my nipple tips would get really irritated/itchy when they sat in a damp bra or nursing pad.
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