My 2 wk old dd2 latches on fine to the right boob and that one doesn't hurt anymore, but her latch on to my left boob has always been poor (odd shaped nipple) and now the nipple is cracked and bleeding slightly and excruciatingly painful. My bf counciller said try the rugby ball position etc but it's still horrible and I was wondering if it's ok to leave her off it for a day or so in the hope that it might heal up. I've got lots of creams and a really good pump, although tbh that's just as painful. Don't want to let it dry up but so reluctant to let her anywhere near it.
That's true, I will keep pumping. At least I can control the level of pain that way. God knows what I'd do if it were both breasts, be in constant agony and stress probably. It did used to hurt on the right one but it never cracked or bled and now I think it's toughened up a bit, plus her latch is good that side. I thought the left one would follow suit but unfortunately not yet!