Well, I'd been prescribed Daktarin cream to treat the nipples. I left trying to feed for a good few days and continued to express, I must admit I had very little hope it would work. I honestly can not tell a difference in myself however I have tried him this morning on the breast and it's PAIN FREE... I can't believe it, I'm so happy!
I still find it odd that I did not find it sore to use the pump, only brestfeeding him directly. I was so close to giving up as he is now 12 weeks and there is no way I could have kept up the expressing. Thank you very much for all you fantastic advice and support, without which I'm sure I would have failed! x