Help! My baby is 4.5 weeks old and I have had a cracked nipple for almost 3 weeks. I had a clogged milk duct and now have slight mastitis that I am taking antibiotics for. I have been on the meds and putting triple antibiotic ointment on the crack for 6 days now and it won't heal. I am about to give up bf on that side but I am afraid I will become engorged again. Can anyone help? It seems to get better the longer I go between feeding or pumping, but as soon as I do that the crack opens up and is deep and red again. This really hurts.