I have had very painful nipples for weeks. They aren't itchy. I get shooting pains in the breast after feeding which stops me getting to sleep during the night. At the start of the feed it is so painful I cringe at the though of putting my nipple in his mouth.
I had a blocked duct the other week and managed to unblock it without getting mastitis. In the night I get hard lumps which massaging and heat don't help but cabbage does so usually wear it to bed. I was only getting the lumps on the left. Now today it's just on the right.
The doc prescribed Nilstat which I took a course of and it may have improved slightly but I finished it a week ago and the pain is still horrible.
My nipples are cracked but that's just the beginning of the problem.
Do I have thrush? I just bought Daktarin gel. What should I do with it?
Why do I continually get the hard lumps?
I really want the pain gone!!!