Over the past month or two, I've gradually phased out breastfeeding. I don't think DS has nursed at all for about a week now. Here's the question: My nipples have been super-itchy. They're a bit red and rashy looking too. Could this somehow be related to quitting breastfeeding? Or is it possibly something like thrush? Should I use lotion or something?
If they're itchy and burn-y feeling, it's probably a yeast overgrowth (thrush). Since you're no longer nursing, you could try just putting a little bit of Monistat cream on them. If it's yeast, they should start feeling better right away.