Hello, I'm just wondering if antone else has experienced this? Since about 2 months into pumping I get a red rash on the outside and inside of my breasts. If I wear my old bras, it gets much worse, so I am stuck with just my one nursing bra, I assume it's just the material aggravating the issue, they were always kind of itchy. The rash comes and goes with no particular pattern, it's either there or it's not. It's pretty much only in the areas where I touch to compress while pumping. I've asked my Dr and he says excema, but I'm not convinced. I've recently gotten an email talking about this 'new' kind of aggressive breast cancer and the patient had a rash while breast feeding and the Dr's said it was excema and she died shortly there after. Understandbly I take all emails like that with a large grain of salt, but I thought I would ask here to see what you all thought.
Also, I have this hard little lump right next to my nipple. It hurts like nothing else. I've tried massaging it, thinking it's a clog, but it doesn't help at all. It also burns like crazy when I do touch it, like the skin is chapped. I use the Medela Tender Care Lanolin to help with that. Just wondering if it is a clog or if it could be something else? It's been a week or so since it's appeared. I've been pumping for my twin boys for 8 months though and it's come and gone a few times. Thanks for any insight!