I have had seriously cracked nipples for a couple of weeks, and after seeing lactation consultants think that we finally have a good latch. Breastfeeding is much more comfortable for me now, except these cracks just won't heal!
They are like open cuts, 2 on my left nipple and one on my right. Sometimes they look like they are healing between feedings, and then when the nipple protrudes to feed they open back up.
I've tried lanisoh for weeks, spent a day pumping only the left side (but she usually feeds from both sides and was acting STARVING after only having the right, and will NOT go back on that breast once she is "done"), prescription stuff my midwife prescribed (betamethasone and something else), heat, everything I have read or heard.
Has anyone been through this before? How did you get rid of them? Maybe I will see the LC again and double check our latch is right but I feel like we are doing it well now. She's opening wide, I'm getting her on with a big wide mouth, lips are turned out...
I feel as though I might actually enjoy breastfeeding if the cracks would heal. It is SO MUCH LESS painful, but still feels sensitive where the cracks are.
My baby is 5 weeks old tomorrow.