I am so sorry you are going through this. I have been where you are with my Ds1 and it was the hardest thing I've ever fought through.
Have you heard of Jack Newman's APNO (All purpose nipple ointment?) This stuff ROCKS! I've used lanolin, motherlove and breastmilk, and NOTHING has helped heal like this stuff. I am currently nursing my 7 day old Ds2 who just like Ds1, has a terrible latch. My nipples were getting shredded up and after two days of using APNO I am almost fully healed. His latch is still bad and we are working on it everyday but this ointment has literally saved my sanity. I wish I knew about it with Ds1.
Anyway, you can google it and get a prescription from your Dr to have it made at a compounding pharmacy. I however found a homemade recipe using over the counter products. If you go with homemade, it is equal parts Hyrdocortisone 1%, Lotrimin and Polysporin. Sounds crazy for a nipple cream but please give it a try. I can't believe what a difference it has made!
Marianne, mama to L. 10/28/09 and Baby E. 2/1/13
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Last edited by mariannec32; 02-08-2013 at 02:09 PM.