Hi ladies! When my milk came in initially, I got super engorged and DD was not able to latch very well. This caused my nipples to be cracked and bloody. Since they kept getting wet every time DD would eat, pieces of the scab on each nipple fell off. So for about 5 weeks now I have had pieces of skin missing on each nipple. The rest of the nipple has healed beautifully, but I have these two red, raw craters. I am wondering how I should go about healing them. I've been told to only feed from one side and pump the other side to let it heal, but I've heard pumping can make it worse. I've also thought of a nipple shield but I don't want her to refuse the real breast after I use it, and I've also heard that it can lower your supply. Has anyone had experience with this and have a suggestion? Is there any kind of ointment or cream I can use to help? Lanolin hasn't really healed it, probably because the damage is so severe. Thanks!