First of all, please let me tell you how much I appreciate and love the support you guys have! You are all so, so helpful.
The cracks on my nipples look to be one crack across each. I'm rubbing them with breast milk and they are starting to look a little better. Also bought some cream (Lanoish sp?) to use on them. Sometimes my nipples look okay after she finishes, but sometimes they are shaped like lipstick. I know that ain't good. LOL. Don't know what else I can do until I can go see the LC in my area. I can't drive for two weeks so I will try to schedule something around hubby's work schedule so he can take me. The type of pain I feel is like little stings when she sucks. Nothing so severe I can't stand it, but enough to get on your nerves. I don't feel this when I pump my breast milk with a manual pump.
We had a fitful night last night where all she wanted to do was suck, suck, suck on my breast and when I laid her down to sleep, she would scream. I thought I would supplement her to see if she would get full and sleep, but I really didn't like how that turned out. After she drank only half an oz, she went kinda in a haze and finally went to sleep. I told my husband I felt it was strange, but he just thinks I'm paranoid. Is there any link to formula and some type of shock for babies?