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rash under breast

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fledtoscotland Tue 28-Oct-08 09:10:03

am new to BF - DS is 7 weeks old today and is exclusively BF.

he feeds well from either side - feeds for approx 20mins a time from one side.

anyway, noticed end of last week that under the areola of my right breast there was a red rash. its not hot/sore/tender/itchy etc but has spread so its like a horseshoe around the bottom of the breast. have also got a bit on my left breast. Am not sure what mastitis looks like but am confused as its not really bothering me but i dont want it to develop into anything.

has anyone got any ideas what it is, should i be concerned and will it affect BFing


ElmMum Tue 28-Oct-08 15:02:36

Don't know what it might be but I'd probably go and see a GP just in case.

Bumping for you in case someone else can help

fledtoscotland Tue 28-Oct-08 15:33:49


UmSami Tue 28-Oct-08 16:29:12

I had a similar rash whilst feeding my toddler, it was simply over use!!! Cleared up with a bit of moisturiser...
HOWEVER...I would recommend that you seek medical advice ASAP, it's always better to be safe than sorry.

fledtoscotland Wed 29-Oct-08 11:37:51


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