My nipples are pretty sore and damaged and it's really getting me down and making me dread feeding my baby (10 days old). I cannot express as unfortunately this is making it worse with the friction
I have seen an LC and my attachment is good now but they are old injuries that are just not healing ad I feel like they are actually getting worse.
At the moment we are having issues where bub falls asleep on the breast pretty quickly so I am doing switch feeding (twice each side). This obviously means he has to attach more often that usual which is not helping with the pain.
He is also not getting nearly enough milk and concerned he is not getting enough hind milk with the switch feeding. My supply seems pretty low at the moment which is ironic as I had painful engorgement last week.
It just seems like one thing after another. Since I can't express I am thinking I will need to comp feed which is not what I wanted but I don't know what else we can do...
Any tips would be great. Will my nipples eventually just toughen up and heal up? I am using Lansinoh on them.