Help! My triplets were delivered by c-section 10 weeks ago. They were initially not quite strong enough to latch well, so I started pumping immediately. I had the help of a lactation consultant to teach me how and fit the equipment, but from the beginning it has been painful. My babies rarely get the opportunity to nurse but I would have loved for that to have been more the case. I think the pain has kept my milk supply very low and prevents me from pumping as frequently as I should. I've tried changing flange sizes, my industrial strength pump is on it's lowest setting and have consulted 2 lactation consultants who are completely baffled and have essentially given up on me. I was given Nystatin and used it for a day or two, but since my babies are almost never on the breast, have no symtoms and my breasts showed no improvement, I stopped using it. I am only able to produce enough to give my babies one supplement of breast milk a day and with the amount of pain, I'm beginning to wonder if such a small amount is even providing much protection for them. I have no cracks or blisters and use nipple cream or an olive oil based version consistently. I don't have deep breast pain, but deep nipple pain when first turning on the machine. I have to squeeze both breasts and bear through the pain for the first 2 minutes or so, then I can usually tolerate the pain level a little better. They are equally painful and are tender and achy after pumping. Because of some complications with my kidneys after delivery I had to stop taking ibuprofen, which helped some, and now can only use Tylenol, which helps very little. I'm completely at a loss and feel like I've tried everything. I mentioned it to my Dr. at my postpartum visit and she had no ideas to offer. I'm running out of options and the pain seems to just be getting worse. I don't want to quit because I know premature babies (& 3 babies in one house sharing germs) need all the extra immune help they can get! Any suggestions would be tremendously appreciated!