I had a blister on my nipple and now it has burst. It is now to painful for me to nurse my 5 month old on that side.
First of all, any suggestions on how to get this to heal quickly? It hurts constantly even when nothing is touching it. I put lanolin on it and that helps with the pain a little.
Second, how should I handle nursing without messing with my supply? I was thinking about nursing him on the other side all day and pumping the sore side (it doesn't hurt as badly to pump). I usually only nurse him on one side per feeding so I don't know if that's a good idea or not. Also, the affected side is my "lower producing" side as well.
The blister appeared about a week ago and I've been just dealing with the pain but it is too much now.
Thanks for your help.