Stephanie - posted on 10/16/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )
I have a 9 week old daughter and have been exclusively breastfeeding. Besides a very short stint with no pain (maybe a few days) I have had sore nipples and breast pain since her birth. I've been to lactation consultants and the doctor, but everything (including treatment for vasospasm and yeast ) seems to help a bit but not completely. I've been told my latch is a bit shallow but still pretty good. Could I just be really sensitive and need to just deal with it, or should I continue trying to solve the problem? I'm running out of options.....right now on APNO (all purpose nipple ointment) which is helping a bit, but it's been almost 3 weeks and I don't think it's safe to continue indefinatley as it contains some cortisone. When I stop the ointment I'm unsure if I'll be able to breastfeed due to the pain.....I don't want to stop though unless I have to. Feeling guilty about the though of giving up and going to formula! Any one else have similar problems??