I have finally recovered from mastitis and now both nipples are sore and cracked.
The left one was bleeding after DD fed on it, I began expressing throughout the day and stored the milk for the next feed. I have been using lansinoh cream and frequently change breast pads after each feed or express session. My right boob has been the main source for feeding to allow the left nipple to recover but unfortunately it's cracked now..
I'm unsure what to do to assist them to heal and if shields will hinder my supply. I only plan to use shields until my nipples have healed and nervous how DD will take to them.
I used shields in her first week of breast feeding and she gave up on nursing. Now she is three months I'm desperate to continue breast feeding and feel shields are the only way forward. Are there any other methods or protection I can use whilst my nipples heal?