Blood blisters on my nipples

April - posted on 11/01/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 7 months old and bfing has been a challange with her from the start, but right now I just don't even know what to do. Last weekend I had a clogged duct, got that cleared up after a couple of days. Then Thursday I noticed a small, clear, ring shaped blister on my left nipple, Friday it turned into a rather large blood blister. It finally got better on Sunday when it popped during a feed. Then Sunday evening I noticed the same thing on my right nipple. It is now a small blood blister. Despite all the problems, all the lactation people I've seen in the last 7 months have said how her latch is perfect, she's eating so well, etc. Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions on the matter?

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Carolina - posted on 11/02/2010

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That sounds almost exactly like what I'm going through. Breastfeeding has definitely been challenging all the way through and I want to wean him now (my baby is 6-1/2 months old) because he's so difficult and fussy at the breast, but he won't take a bottle, so I continue to struggle through breastfeeding. I've also had a blister on my nipple after a clogged duct and it won't go away (it's been a couple of weeks), Then a larger one appeared on the other nipple as well. I don't know what to suggest to you, but you're not alone! I would love to hear if others have any thoughts about this. Thanks!

Karlie - posted on 11/01/2010

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are you keeping your nipples dry? if shes latching properly it could just be that your nipples are damp for too long afterwards and it causes it to be more likely to get sore. then when she feeds again her tongue rubs and just brings up a blister?

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