Deformed nipple- need help!
I had surgery to remOve a benign lump after weaning my dd 18 mos ago. DS was born five days ago and have been having lots of problems feeding on that side. The nipple is quite shallow/short and there is a thumb size indentation in the aereola. As a result, it has been difficult to get him to feed on that side at all, maybe every third or fourth feed, and even when he does it is never with a good latch. I'm now getting lumps in the breast, which has been engorged. We got a pump today to see if it might help draw out the nipple, but the first try with that has made me pessimistic. I'm going to try to see a doc about the lumps, but I'm hoping someone here might have some info on weaning off one breast only and feeding one breast only, or any other kind of help to offer.
Thanks so much!
Blessed mommy of one amazing girl and one charming boy.