It hurts when I pump and when I nurse!!
Ok... My LO is 10mo, and we had latching issues at the beginning but then it got better and we haven't had any issues after that, even with her having 5 teeth, and started teething at 4 mo.
But, the other night she clamped down so hard that she actually made a little cut on my left nipple, where the nipple and areola join. That was at the beginning of the week and I didn't care much about it until now. It's not healing and it hurts all.day.long, nursing, pumping and just doing nothing I feel some pain.
This morning I searched the forum for some tips for this kind of issues and I did dip my breast in a baking soda/warm water mix and also in salt/ water mix after I nursed. But I have to work and pump at work so I can't really do that after pumping here...
It's bleeding every time I pump (and probably when I nurse but I can't see). Is there anything I can do besides the salt water stuff? Can I put anything there to heal faster that wont hurt the baby? I'll put some lanolin after I pump, but that helped little at the beginning when I had cracked nipples.