I have a severely cracked nipple issue. I met with a LC and she recommended that I use a nipple shield. I've been using it for three weeks however my nipple still has not healed. It has improved though. Is it a problem if I continue using the nipple shield until it heals? How long does it usually take for a large crack to heal?
By the way...the LC said that I have an oversupply of milk so I don't think the nipple shield will hurt my supply...will it?