Both nipples have cracks in them, around the circumference, and I think nursing is preventing them from healing. It will start looking really good like its really starting to heal, but when I nurse it pulls it back open! I'm pretty sure her latch is good (but I definitely want to see an LC to be sure) Could I do more harm than good if I pumped and finger fed for a couple days? Just seeing her root scares me because I know its going to hurt! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I'm dying to get to the point where nursing is a nice snuggling time on the couch.