My daughter has had a terrible latch from day one. I had a bleeding nipple in the hospital when she was just hours old. Anyway, some days some feedings are better than others.
We have worked with lactation on several occasions, her pedi is pro breastfeeding and check her for tounge tie among other things and we have worked with an occupational therapist as well as a speech therapist.
That being said, we are in a time right now where her latch is horrible, and I have a huge crack in one nipple that is bleeding everytime I nurse/pump or even rub wrong on the bra.
The pain is excrutiating and I am extremely susceptable to low supply and plugged ducts if I skip nursing or pumping.
I am looking for suggestions on how to alieviate some of the pain and keep the area clean while still maintaining my supply and avoiding plugged ducts.
As always any advice helps.