Becca - posted on 04/15/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )
My son was one week on Friday. His very first time breastfeeding he had a really strong but bad latch and my nipple immediatly cracked and bled. I started using lanolin a few days later once we were home. So my nipple was so sore that I think he didn't feed as well off that side because I was in so much pain it was stressing my out. Because of that I found out Saturday that I have mastitis now. I am supposed to continue to feed off that side to help get rid of the infection. My nipple is still extremely sore and I would like to use the lanolin but didn't know if if that would make it harder for the infection to break up. Thanks in advance for any advise on mastitis too!