I had trouble getting BF started with DS3. He was tongue tied, has a shallow latch / lazy latch and I have inverted nipples. By the time the TT was snipped my nipples were badly traumatised. I continued to feed and we are now 11wks in.
For the last week I have been experiencing burning nipples after feeding and sometimes during feeding. I cant see anything I cam doing differently.
What on earth could be causing this? I have really struggled this time with BF and I dont want to give up especially having gone through so much to get to this point.
Could be thrush - I had it, didn't realise because DS2 didn't have any signs of it, but it was causing me all sorts of problems (recurring blebs, deep pain, numb nipples, cracking around the sides of the nipples), and it was only when I went to the GP with a few little niggles, and asked about the nips as an add-on, and she said "yes, it's thrush". Gave me Daktarin gel (DS2 was already about 8mo, iirc) and it cleared it up in a couple of days. Can't use it for under 6mo babies though
I got some of the gel yesterday and have used it on myself. Its just the weird burning is that a symptom it lasts for ages after feeding at least an hr. But its only one nipple that I have trouble with.
From what I have read the worry about the gel in under 6 mth is to do with the application and its consistancy
The deep pain I had after feeding lasted for ages as well - I could only describe it as being like pins and needles, except much slower and 100x more painful! the only thing that helped was leaving my boob bare for at least half an hour after feeding, and even that wasn't always successful. Didn't know what it was, thought it was some kind of nerve-thing - but no. Just thrush. And it was only on the left breast too.