Kseds - Glad to report that my nips are back to good working order now!! No trouble at all but it was touch and go there for a short while. Hope yours toughen up soon too. I'm so glad I persevered with it because I was so ready to just give in. Happy to say Sophie is now putting on weight and feeding perfectly.
missbloggsy - I was born with a hole and a heart murmur too and it healed up all by itself when I was 6 years old. It didn't really affect me in any bad way as I was growing up. Had to go to hospital every year for check ups but apart from that it went unnoticed. Went into hospital around my 6th birthday and they told me it had disappeared and I didn't have to go back anymore so don't worry too much. I'm 31 now so the hospitals are much better nowadays. Maggie will be fine.