I've recently had the pleasure of developing an excruciatingly painful cracked nipple on one side. Unfortunately it's also my 'good' side so I can't risk not feeding from it. I've also never been a good 'expresser', so can't rely on that to keep my supply up.
I'm using Lansinoh cream, airing off after a feed, nipple shield (which he hates). It's been increasingly getting worse for a week now. DS2 is 12wks, this is the first time it's happened.
I'm firstly after any useful tips to help it heal faster. Secondly after experience on how long it should take?
The pain for the first few minutes after latching is so unbelievably painful that it's making me hate b/f which saddens me. We are already having other major issues with allergies and reflux, so this is just adding fuel to the fire for those trying to push me to switch to prescription formula.