I've been taking a break from nursing to let my nipples heal since
Saturday (3 full days now) based on LC recommendation. I've been
wearing hydrogel pads and they help. Nipples were raw, sore and dry but
never cracked or bleeding. The tip was also a lighter color than the
rest of the nipple, does this mean I lost a layer of skin as I've heard
it referred to?
My LC said to only take a day break but I decided to take a longer break because a day just didn't do it. I've been EP and bottle feeding LO, she's taken to the bottle like a champ. I'm thinking about trying to nurse again tomorrow morning. Our problem was a shallow latch.
So, do you know anything about how long a break can last before LOs will not come back to the breast? Is there such a thing? Also, would you use a nipple shield the first time or try nursing without it and see what happens?I'm a little nervous. Any other tips would be greatly appreciated.