I'm so confused. DD is 4 days old and we have been breastfeeding and hand expressing. My nipple pain is excruciating, I've persisted and now my nipples are cracking. They are covered in lansinoh and I'm using gel discs. She was given a formula feed last night in an attempt to give my nipples a break.
Atm I am dreading the next feed and feel confused about what I should/could do. I also think the baby Blues are hitting and past feeding experiences are having an impact. I swore I wouldn't beat myself up like I did last time but it seems inevitable
What are some possible options to help my nipples heal? Hiw have others comp fed?