My daughter is 2 weeks old and I have had a crack in the side of the left nipple ever since my milk came in around day 4. My doula was a lactation consultant and came last week, we decided baby's latch and position are fine, but I have a heavy let down on that side so she is pinching the nipple which is keeping the crack from healing. I use a nipple shield on that side and have been treating it religiously with breast milk, Mother Love nipple cream, and also used a soothie for a few days but it doesn't seem to be healing. I am trying to decide if it is time to start pumping that side? Or any other suggestions? I don't think it is infected and nursing isn't intolerably painful as long as I use the shield.