Have all of your nipples healed up?
My babe was born 12/7 and I still have a cracked left nipple. Right one is fine...
I've done all I can to fix his latch, I've pumped for 5 days to give the nipple a break, I've aired it out. I've tried Lansinoh. I've tried breastmilk. I've tried saline rinse. I don't have thrush, neither does baby...
any ideas, suggestions?
I hope this helps! That's a long time to have a cracked nipple. Ouch
nicole , mom to 3 boys here on earth 9, 7 and 4.5 and 2 girl's 2.5 and 10/16/11. Always remembering my babies in heaven: Sam (9/7/05) at 12.5 wks , Morgan (2/13/06) at 6 wks , Emeric (8/9/10 at 17 wks) and Pepper (11/26/10) at 8wks.
The first week was tough even with the shield, then the pain revisited the 3rd week when ds was going through some colic and wanting to nurse 24/7. Since then it's been fine. Latches are much better and he has stopped clamping down at the end of feedings for the time being. Ds is a few days over 2 months old now. Crazy!
The left nipple is fine and go figure, he HATES that side, lol.
Maybe the shield is a good idea, maybe your nipple just needs a break to completely heal without being touched? We've had lots of nipple issues since DS was born. We're getting there though!
"Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?"
On the good end though, ds slept through the night the last two nights! Can't hardly believe it! : )
Thanks for your help and support.
Is there any anatomical reasons why the nipple may be less resistant to healing? Such as, with me personally early on I had difficulty because one of mine is quite large.
Perpetually breastfeeding or pregnant ENFP mom to a lot of kids...wife to a midwestern nice guy...living in tropical paradise...pink cats and homebirths rock!
I don't think there is anything different about this nipple. It is my larger breast, thats all I can tell.
Yesterday I got some EArth Mama Angel Baby Natural Nipple Butter to try as well. it seems to be improving.