My baby was born tuesday and due to some prematurity we're having trouble (still hasn't latched on) so I've been pumping every three hours around the clock. My milk started coming in yesterday but I only get about 2-3 oz after 15-20 mins of pumping.
After I finished a bit ago I noticed what looked like a perfectly round water droplet on my nipple. When I touched it I found that it was solid like a blister. It doesn't match the descriptions of milk blisters I found while googling in that it is not white and it does not hurt and I don't see a "plug" of any sort.
I have a call in to an LC and an appointment with one Monday but in the meantime, I'm wondering what it is and if it's safe to try to put him on that breast or to pump from it. It doesn't hurt, as I said, but I'm afraid that his suckling attempt or the pump could "pop" it.
Any thoughts? Help please!
(I'm going to have lots more questions for the preemie board... my poor little guy only gets his breast milk from a bottle so far !! I guess the important thing is that he gets the milk.)