I have been having a lot of nipple issues (pain, cracking, bleeding) when I pump at work. I stop pumping over the weekend when my son is Bfed and my nipples heal a bit and then when monday morning comes around, I tear them up the first pumping session. I have tried constant Lanolin, decreasing the pump settings, reducing pumping sessions to one per day (and make up the difference with formula).
I just don't know what to do anymore. This is the 4th week or so that I've got this reoccurring problem. I want to know if it's possible to give up pumping at work and Bfeed only at night.
How is that going to screw up my supply? will there be enough for him?
Will I have to do the same thing over the weekend to keep consistant? Can I do this temporarily until I completely heal and go back to pumping at work?
Any advice would be appreciated.
thanks in advance.
Mom to Nathaniel 10/14/05