Re: HELP!!! inverted nipples & 1st or 2nd degree tissue damage
I have inversion on one side and used a shield for about 2 months. That can help protect the soreness too. It can take a lot of patience to get a newborn to open wide enough. I would have to make my son almost angry and then we got it. My LC told me I was being too gentle.
Motherlove has a great cream/ointment you can use as often as you need. Also putting just a little fresh breastmilk on the sore helps.
SAHM to my sweet December baby boy.