I have a cracked nipple (DS spit up blood this morning) plus I realized that what I thought was normal (white nipples after nursing) is actually vasospasm due (most likely) to DS's shallow latch. We had latching troubles at the beginning but now I get him to latch and then he ends up backing off to a more shallow latch. I had been letting him do this because it didn't hurt and he was getting milk so I didn't really think there was anything too bad about this....I apparently was wrong.
So now I'm not sure how to proceed. I have been almost entirely EBF for a few weeks now and only pumping when I needed to leave a bottle. I have one or two storage bags of milk in the freezer, nothing in the fridge. I know the best thing for a cracked nipple is to give it time to heal. So what do I do now? Do I just feed from the other side and pump the side with the cracked nipple? How can I get the vasospasm to go away?
I'll be seeing my LC on Thursday, but I know I need to deal with this before then.