In the last month or so of bf my toddler I developed a crack / raw patch of skin on my nipple which was sore but not too problematic - it seemed to heal up pretty well between feedings. However since weaning on 5th July -(so a month ago) the problem has got a lot worse - at first I thought I had milk leaking into my bra but after a few days realised it was actually yellowy pus (sorry gross!).
I've been putting antiseptic cream on but a month later the nipple is still bright red, weepy, itchy and slightly misshapen. Part of the problem is that I'm constantly wearing sports bra's to counter the toddler's (admittedly lessening) requests to feed. We co-sleep and I really don't want him to help himself to a sneaky feed and get my milk supply going again ! (I'm still producing some milk unfortunately). I'm pondering whether I should go to the Doctors next week but don't want to waste their time should I just stuff my bra with cabbage or something?