My left nipple has been cracked for a few weeks now. It has hurt too bad to nurse from it so I decided to just pump from it for a while (even though that hurt too) so I wouldn't lose my supply. Whenever I pump the dry skin on it gets soaked and just peels off. I'm not sure if it's common or if you reading this know what I mean...anyway I used to pump 4-6 oz from each breast but three days ago I could only get 2 oz from it each time I pumped. Then I pumped two days ago at night and got 3 oz. I put it in a bag, changed the baby and turned around to pick the bag up and take it to the freezer. I noticed there was a yellow thing at the top. I figured it was the fat separating although it would have been too short amount of time to do that. I shook it a little to try to mix it in and realized it was a lump...?
I took it out of the bag and kind of squeezed it. It looked a little like the skin that comes off my nipple except it was yellow and not white. The color made me think it was fat and after i squeezed it my fingers felt greasy so that's what I'm guessing it is. It was maybe about a dime or penny size sort of gooey thing. I'm not sure how anything that big could get through unless it came out stringy-like. Has anyone had anything like this happen that could tell me what it is? I'm new to all of this.