Hi all, I'm looking for some words of wisdom. I have a call in to a local LC, but I expect they'll get back to me tomorrow. My son is 9 days old and I've found some success breastfeeding using a nipple shield. I went to nurse him this evening and my left nipple was just bleeding all over. I have at least two cracks and what kind of looks like scabbing. I've been using lanolin after every feed but I'm fair-skinned and the LC's in the hospital recommended that I use the shield. A few days ago, I tried to alternate feedings with and without the shield, but I guess it was a little early. This is the second time my left nipple has bled and my son screams when it does--I'm assuming the taste is different. So, for the next couple of feedings until I can get in touch with an LC, should I just keep feeding him off my right nipple--will I have enough of a supply on the right breast if I feed him every 3-4 hours? If I pump on the left, do you think it will do more damage to the nipple? Any help or encouraging words would be appreciated!