Weʻve had one problem then another! I have a 9 week old girl Iʻm trying so hard to breastfeed when yesterday I noticed a red rash that looks just like a diaper rash around my nipples, on the areola. It doesnʻt hurt or itch, but looks terrible. What can I put on it to stop it? Today itʻs already spreading around the area more. I wear nipple shields at night to keep my sore nipples protected- could they rub and cause a rash?
I have awful flat nipples that my little girl clamps down on, so the nipple pain I always have experienced is from poor positioning, so Iʻm told. There is only one LC on the island I live on, and sheʻs not very helpful. These forums are my only source! Iʻve never had any thrush symptoms in me or baby, and the pain has been there since day 1. We canʻt seem to get a good latch because she clamps down so hard my nipples blach white and get little clear blisters all the time. Iʻve accepted this will go away when her mouth grows bigger, but I really need help if anybody knows how!
Sorry so long and scattered.....thank you!