Re: Sore Nipples
Can I ask what the cracks look like? Is there just one big crack per nipple that opens up every time you nurse, or do you have multiple, slit-like cracks on the nipple, perhaps on the areola as well? And what do your nipples look like when your baby unlatches? Are they symmetrical, like pencil erasers, or asymmetrical or wedged, like new lipsticks?
I know from personal experience that nursing with cracks is agonizing. But if the cracking is due to latching problems, things will get better if you can just hang in there long enough. As the baby's mouth grows, he'll become more able to attain a deep latch every single time. I know it is just rotten, but give it time! It took me 4.5 months for my cracks to heal, but they did heal.
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