Jodi - posted on 05/04/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
Please help. I am currently breastfeeding 15 month old twins. Within the last few days, my nipples have gotten pink/red, kind of shiny and it appears they are starting to peel. (and no, they have never been exposed to sunlight to get a sunburn! lol) Nursing my girls is bringing me to tears it hurts sooo bad. This morning I see one nipple has a couple of cracks in the area where the peeling skin is the worst. It hurts the worst when I'm nursing and right after, but they hurt 24/7 regardless.
What is this?! I have had clogged ducts, I have had mastitis, I even had thrush (although I had no symptoms, my daughters showed all the signs). It hurts so bad I'm considering quitting nursing even though I really wanted to make it to 2 years with these 2.
Any ideas what this is, what i can do? My doctor *just* moved and my new doctor knows squat about breastfeeding. :(