I have a 7 week old. After much pain-free nursing, for the last few days my left nipple has been red and very sore, it is quite painful when she nurses. My right seems OK, however, so I have been nursing on the right and pumping on the left (pumping doesn't hurt). I really don't think it's a latch issue, I'm pretty sure we have that mastered by now.
She has been fussing while eating, and having shorter feedings than usual, and she has been gassy.
I can't see any white stuff in her mouth, but I can't get a great look, she's too squirmy. She does have some minor diaper rash but it doesn't look like the pictures of thrush that I saw on the Internet. I can't find a good picture of thrush on a nipple to compare mine to.
Does this sound like it could be thrush? Is it common in babies her age? I did have a c/s so antibiotics during delivery, and I did have cracked and bleeding nipples, but that was weeks ago.
Thanks for any input.