OMG yes i have has that issue pregnant or not. I would say it may be a yeast infection, cuz ive has it there, so id put some like monastat on it. Even try some diaper rash cream if you have that around the house. It can and will get raw if you dont get something on it. If those creams dont help then go to the doctor and they can give you something as well.
I forget the name of the stuff but it comes in a purple tube and it is supposed to be used on the nipples for breast feeding but I have to say it works miricles!! I have never used it on that area but I dont see why it wouldnt work as well if not better than any other cream or lotion. I think its called Lancinol but dont quote me. Good luck:~)
a lot of it can be caused by sweat under your breast, so keeping dry under your breast can really help, bras that lift you breast up help and putting baby powder under your breasts can really help (it sounds wierd, but helps keep it dry) good luck!
The purple stuff is called lanolin. Great stuff, but for the rawness its usually caused by increased moisture allowing yeast to grow. Anti-fungals will help, but use corn starch or a corn starch based powder with no scents or oils daily under your breasts after showers or swimming. If it gets moist or starts clumping, simply reapply until all the wet corn starch is gone and the area is covered in dry corn starch.
The problem with baby powder is it is often scented or has oils in it, which is not good for yeast rashes like you are describing.
Im sorry I thought she said it was dry ichy and kinda peeling. Thats why I said Lanolin. But for a yeast infection my docotr had me use the lanolin mixed with an atifungl (in a small baby food jar) and use that on my son's diaper rash and it cleared up almost over night. They said it was a yeast infection but it looked like a diaper rash to me, lol. But the mix really worked.
cortramizol is the anti fungl we used. not sure on the spelling. Thats the active ingredient.
A vast majority of diaper rashes are related to yeast. Look up images of yeast diaper rashes and you will see.
Lanolin is a natural product produced by animals to protect skin. It makes for an AWESOME diaper rash ointment. A&D is a diluted and cheapened lanolin because it is mixed half and half with petroleum jelly. If you cannot find lanolin, it will work but not as quickly and can cause some more irritation because it holds heat in the rash site. Lanolin is worth the price, trust me. I usually warm it in a glass of hot water to "melt" it allow for easier application and a thinner applications (helps it last longer too).
all I know is that stuff is great. I never BF any of my babies but I wish I would have known about that stuff before I had baby #4, lol. I has so many uses! It is worth the orice too but I did some comparisson shopping and found it like $4 cheaper at Cub Foods rather than buying at Target, not sure if Cub is nation wide or not. Great product:~)
I dont' think mine are peeling, but mine do the SAME thing. I'm a D and since becoming pregnant I'm a much fuller D. My boobs constnatly have that irritated, red, itchy feeling underneath. I figure it's becuase I wear a bra all the time. Regular bra during the day and sports bra at night. Occasionally I sleep without one in order to let them "air out" underneath. I'm definately gonna have to try the lanolin. I still have some from when I breast feed DS1.
Blueeyedtabbycat: I was never told about the lanolin mixed with an antifungal but DS1 has been getting some bad rashes due to diarrhea so i may try that.
There is this stuff you can buy I have heard good things, its called bag bomb, its actually supposed to be used for cows utters, but it also good for boobs and bellies as well!
It's Bag Balm. They usually have it near the lotions but it can be very greasy. Utter Cream is supposed to be good as well. My mom used to use Bag Balm for all kinds of things but I didn't like the greasy feeling from it.
Oh my I feel the whole boob growing thing. I am 5'3" and weighed about 135 with DD boobs. I am now 14 weeks and already in a DDD. I don't know if they have much more room to stretch. I am not having the peeling problem. It sounds like you are irritated under your boobs. Make sure to dry them throughly when you get out of the shower or when you sweat under them. Don't laugh but I put some deodorant on under them in the summer so it helps them not to sweat as much (it's these things that make me wonder why women want such big boobs). Also you maybe can try a little powder to help keep it dry. Also they may be getting irritated from the lotion if it is constantly moist under there. Good luck and I hope you get some relief soon.