I have an 8 day old baby boy
He is doing great, eating like a champ!! However my poor nipples are getting the worst of it. I know that it is pretty normal to have sore nipples in the first few weeks, but he has now cracked one and made the other one pretty red and sore. So far they are not bleeding. I went to my LC at my OBs office today, his latch is great, and I am positioning him in a cross cradle hold which is working out pretty good.
I am questioning some of the advice the LC gave me however.
-She said I could pump one breast to let it heal for about 24-48hrs and bottle feed him and nurse him on the other breast. I really don't want to introduce a bottle too early. Is there any advice out there about this?
-I currently use Lansinoh cream which is nice, but she prescribed my APNO cream. Is there anyone out there that has used this already?
I would take any other advice at this point to make the feedings less painful (when I say painful, it mostly his first few suckles, but if my nipple is sore the feeding can be somewhat uncomfortable) and traumatic to my poor nipples.