Hi everyone I have some scar tissue from nursing My first child, which appears to have been opened up when I started nursing my second. I’m talking pieces are missing from the center of my nipples. When my youngest was 5 days old he started spitting up blood clots, which I quickly realized are from my nipples. When I started pumping after 2 weeks I found I could pump without blood, but when he nurses it gets to the point where he is spitting up red, ruining his clothes, my clothes and anything else he comes across. It’s not just a little blood, like black specs in spit up or poop (happened a few times only with my first) but his poop gets straight up black. I started giving him expressed milk and his poop goes the normal orange color in a day, so I know the blood is from me. I saw 3 LCs in the hospital because his latch hurt, all said his latch looked great. I started seeing another LC since coming home who says the same thing. He transfers a good amount of milk in a short amount of time, he has gained really well, so I don’t think the latch is really the major issue. I just need these open wounds to heal!!! I feel like I’ve tried everything: lanolin, Newman’s nipple cream, taking a break and pumping, silverettes (which seem to irritate me), a dentist who specializes in tongue and lip ties (says all looks normal as did everyone else), hydrogel pads.... oh and I tried a nipple shield which lasted 30 seconds and was a literal bloody mess. everytime I start nursing again he seems to spit up blood by the third session, of not the first. Please if anyone has any ideas or experience with this, I am welcome to anything. I’ve spent so much money on supplies and appointments to lead to no solution. I really don’t want to exclusively pump. It is killing my sleep at night to get up, heat a bottle (while he screams) feed him and then pump and of course deal with the milk and the pump parts and bottles. I’m desperate. anyone else go through this? How did you resolve it?