(the poster formerly known as fezzik812)
Wife to Brett, Mommy to Seamus (5.1.05), and Emelie (1.18.08)"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."- Ghandi
Although breastfeeding should not be painful, the first week or so may make your breasts tender-not sore, but tender. I experianced this with my daughter, and it came as a surprise since I didn't get that with my son. I know for me, her latch wasn't great at first-she was very closed mouth about latching. Pushing gently on her chin to get her to open wide helped within a few dyas. Also, if you find yourself tender, try also switching positions-go from a cradle hold, to cross cradle, to football-whatever feels good. And, using lanolin was a god send to me-after every feeding I'd put some on and it felt soooooo good!!!!
If you can attend a meeting of LLL then go ahead and do so, cause I'm sure that it would certainly help.