2 issues: Healing the crack and nipple confusion
Ok- going back to work on Monday (ewww). Started with the bottle (boo) today. Hoping that pumping instead of nursing will heal this crack that I've had since a couple days after DS was born - so, for about 6 weeks.
I had posted a few days ago in a different thread that the crack no longer hurts. I must have jinxed myself because it's horriblly painful again.
So, I've been nursing only on the right and everytime he's hungry and it's time for the left side, DH has been giving him the bottle and I'm pumping that side.
1. Do you think that will work to heal the crack? (I'm using a Medela Lactina on the most gentle suction).
2. I'm worried about nipple confusion. I tried to feed him after the first bottle and it was like he didn't know what to do at the breast. I don't really have a choice with the bottles because I'm out of the house almost 10 hours come Monday. Do you just push through it and they figure it out eventually? My older son never had problems.