I'm still struggling with very painful breastfeeding and huge cracks five months in, so I figured I would post to see if anyone had any tips.
My baby is gaining weight well, it's just killing me to feed her (one side only, the other side finally healed up after two months of exclusive pumping to close the wound).
My left nipple has a huge gash in it that won't close.
These are the things I've tried:
-two different lactation consultants (both said the latch looked good?)
-tongue and lip tie releases
-cranial sacral therapy
-lanolin, APNO, medi-honey, special wound dressing
-herbs plus domperidone to speed up milk flow
I feel like I've tried absolutely everything to get it to heal and can't get it to work. I haven't given up breastfeeding yet because I had serious trouble with the other side and it has finally healed up and feels fine now, so I know there's hope!
Sorry for the super long post...if anybody has any ideas, I'm all ears!