During the first week of breastfeeding my daughter myy nipples were sore and bleading. I was in so much pain. My daughter also had a hard time latching one.
I went to a lactation consultant to see if there was anything that could be done to help this problem. She introduced me to the Medela Nipple Shields. They are very thin plastic. they go over your nipple and help the baby acheive proper latch. They allow skin on skin contact with mother and baby and also allow mothers who are having a hard time breastfeeding their child to better work on correcting the problem.
I used this prduct for about two weeks. My baby corrected her latch problem and my nipples healed up. I credit the Medela nipple sheild with sacing my nursing relationship with my daughter. It is an excellent product.