very painful nursing on one side
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|Tue, 03-10-2009 - 9:52pm|
This morning, my left nipple was extremely painful when my LO nursed on it. It felt like she was scraping her teeth against the bottom of my nipple. At first I thought she was, but when I put her on my right side, it was fine.
I checked for any tears, broken skin, or any visible signs of something being wrong. I don't see nor even feel much. If I look hard, maybe I see a bump on the bottom of the nipple? But I see it on the right nipple too, although smaller. When I touch it, it's a teeny bit sore if I think about it, but I'm not positive. Not nearly as painful as when she nurses on it.
I tried nursing her on it again, and it's so painful that my eyes tear. I took her off and didn't nurse her on it the rest of the day. I did pump it to make sure that I got the milk out. I also put hot compresses on it, in case it's a plugged milk duct.
Is it a plugged milk duct or something else? I already put my lanolin in storage. Can I use neosporin on it?