My little boy turned 8 weeks old on Wednesday and I am still having tons of pain in breastfeeding him. Things started out rough with mY having to be induced and a very long 37 hour labor. My milk did not come in for 7 days during which I dry pumped every 2 hours. I had very flat nipples and at this point the right one did eventually pop out but nothing like what I've seen on other Mommies in breastfeeding videos and my left nipple never has. Breastfeeding on the right is painful but bearable but breastfeeding on the left is miserable everytime. I described it to my husband as if you knew you had to take a hammer and bash your own thumb every 2-3 hours, you feel sick thinking about it but have to do it anyway. I used nipple shields up front until my little boy learned to pull the nipple out on his own and then had a time getting him off of them but stuck it out and did. I use the breast shells that put pressure around the nipple to draw it out but have to use them on my left nipple every time I feed. Does anyone have any advice or words of encouragement? I am determined to feed my baby but have never been in so much pain and so miserable. The lactation consultants at the hospital said to give it two weeks and then said six weeks and I've read that at the most it can take a couple of months for the unlucky few for nipples to pop but I'm getting really disheartened. Also i get sharp and achy pains in my breast while feeding and also when not feeding. So any tips would be a blessing. Thankyou.