A friend of mine had a problem that I thought you ladies could weigh in on. When she had DS 4 yrs ago she started with bfing. But at 4 months she got the flu and became dehydrated which affected her supply. And when he nursed her nipples started cracking and bleeding. She figured it was because her supply was low and he was sucking harder. It became so painful she gave up bfing.
Fast forward 4 yrs and DD arrived. Everything has been going well for her but when DD turned 7 months her nipples started bleeding and cracking and are painful again. She cant even pump because it's too painful. She's been hand expressing and bottle feeding to try to alleviate her nipples. This came out of no where this time. She isnt sick and there has been no change in nursing. Any ideas as to what might be the problem?