Here's a photo of my 3 week old girl. I think this is just breastmilk residue on her tongue, but could it be thrush? She's been very gassy the last few days, but as far as I know, shows no other signs of thrush. (Unless hours of "grazing" at the boobs is a sign of thrush.)
I have mild nipple pain after a feeding, but I think that's just a remnant from previously cracked and scabbed nipples, and they are currently getting used a lot by my little eater (it's not uncommon to have three hour sessions of her eating on and off). I experience pain for usually the first 10 seconds of latching on, then it goes away. The pain/uncomfortable feeling comes on after feedings and can last for hours. It's generally just nipple pain (kind of a mild throbbing), but I have been feeling some occasional pains in the breast - like a very, very mild shooting pain.
We are using a nipple shield due to my flat nipples and difficulties with my baby latching. And my right nipple turns purple when I pump and after breastfeeding, but that goes away within about 5-10 minutes.
Any thoughts or opinions would be much appreciated - thanks in advance!