I have a VERY painful red pimple-like bump on my areola. It just popped up today. About 10 days ago I switched to the smaller (21mm) Medela breastshield for my pump, according to the sizing guide, and it seems to be right where my areola would rub when I pump. But I've been pumping twice a day since I got the smaller shields, so if it was from that wouldn't it have happened sooner?
Anyone know what it is or know what I can do to help it go away? It's right where DS's lip goes when he latches, so it's pretty painful to nurse him on that side. I don't think it's from a bad latch, as we've never had any latching trouble. Thanks for your help!
ETA: I just tried to BF him on that side, and it was okay for a minute or two, and then all of a sudden I was in excrutiating pain, and I pulled him off and the bump was huge and purple