Re: infected cracked nipples & mastitis
I had mastitis and continued to nurse through it. In fact, it was the only thing that relieved it. Cracked nipples are horrible. Best advice I can give for that is to leave them out as often as possible. Literally, don't wear a shirt or bra at all. Express breastmilk on them and let them air dry. And I loved MotherLove Nipple Cream. Also, a hand pump cannot get the output you need to counter the formula, which I also suggest tossing. It will take a few days, but eventually your supply will catch up to your baby's demands. Just spend lots of time nursing. You can do this!!
If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. - Katharine Hepburn