Ok, so yesterday we went to a family picnic, after one of the feedings we could see a small shred of skin coming off my right nipple. It did not really hurt, actually my left intact nipple hurt much more, but the sight of actual tissue hanging off my nipple was very alarming to me and even to my husband who is an RN.
I have decided to continue breast feeding with both breasts and just endure any pain and damage that may occur. I am aware of the importance of getting a proper latch and generally how to do so.
I guess my question is this: Should I continue with my plan? I have read that soon (we have been breast feeding for 6 days now) my nipples will toughen and this may become a non-issue. Or am I being too headstrong and consider taking a break? We have a breast pump I just do not want him to start preferring a bottle by the time my nipple heals.
Any advice would be appreciated, thanks.