Re: Thrush? or sore nipples?
Correct- you don't always see the white patches. But what you describe makes me think latch issue or pregnancy soreness, not thrush, because it happens predominantly when your baby is nursing and you don't mention a lot of thrush-specific symptoms. With thrush, you'd probably see some or all of the following:
- flaky skin on nipples
- redness or pinkness in nipple/areola
- white patches on nipple/areola
- burning sensation during or after nursing
- cracks, particularly cracks radiating around nipple instead of confined to one area
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