My son is 11 days old. I am successfully feeding on my left side with hardly any pain, just a little when he first latches on but I'm aware this is mormal and my nipple will get used to it. The right side however is so painful, it makes me want to cry when he latches on. I am producing milk from it as he has fed well from it and I have also expressed, it also leaks a lot. When he feeds from it though my nipple feels like it ha 100 paper cuts over it or is being rubbed on broken shards of glass.
Should I try and rest it so it can heal, the midwife said to feed through it but it is so painful. If I express but don't have him feed on that boob until it is healed could this work or do you have another suggestion?