Ok...so with DS I had a TON of issues - including and not limited to poor latch issues, Raynaud's, mastitis that lasted until week 12...so I really don't know what's normal.
DD is 4 days old, and her latch seems really really good. She occasionally makes a slurp noise, but the LC at the hospital told me that was due to my engorgement and not her latch. My nipples are CRAZY sore, which I know is normal...but they are also getting cracked. They are cracked around the base and also on the tips. Not nearly as bad as with DS, but the pain level is about the same. It feels like a thousand knives going through my nipple when she latches and until she gets into a nice suck/swallow pattern.
My question is - is it normal for my nipples to crack like that if her latch is indeed OK? Or should I be more concerned with her latch?? I'm thinking about finding another LC in the area to get a 2nd opinion...what do you think??
TIA for your opinions