It's not going so well... For a couple of days I was having blebs on alternating sides. Now I have open wounds on both sides and what I think is just a regular blister on one side. DS had a blister on his upper lip for a couple of days but that's gone now. I've been reading a lot on the breastfeeding forum and The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding trying to see if there's something that might be helpful. I haven't contacted a LC yet. I was hoping that it would clear up or I could just stick it out until my next local LLL meeting, but that's not until the second week of June and the pain is just excruciating. When DH is home I have him squeeze my shoulder as hard as possible while DS latches on. I can usually tolerate the pain during the daytime, but once evening hits and especially in the wee morning hours I can hardly stand it.
I'm trying to be sure that DS latches on well each time. I tried the tea tree oil but it didn't seem to help. I've been putting breastmilk on my nipples after each feeding and am using the earth mama nipple butter. I haven't been very diligent with the epsom salts soaks and warm compresses.
Thanks for asking H Jane and I hope that you're all cleared up and having pain free breast feeding! Hopefully I'll join you soon.