Re: bleeding nipple and spit up
Does she have reflux or is it just when she nurses that side? Have you tried pumping that side and giving it to her as ebm? Does she spit that up too? If so, have you tried nursing her only on the side that doesn't bleed and only pumping the other until it heals? Does she latch properly? If she isn't latching properly you could try a nipple guard until she does, also use lots of lanolin. You may want to see an LLL or LC to help if it is a latch problem. My dd didn't nurse correctly at first, she wouldn't drop her jaw and pause to suck, she just kind of "chewed", an LC helped us to correct it.
Amanda Mom to James (2/25/04) and nursling Alice (8/24/05)