My first experience with breastfeeding was both painful and difficult. It took about 40 to 60 minutes to nurse my child each session. My nipples were cracked and I had mastitis. I saw two lactation consultants, both not helping me correct the problem. Eventually, I stopped nursing because I was going insane. Almost two years later, my second child was born prematurely - at 26 weeks. I have been pumping every three hours. My mastitis came back, but I learned how to do compressions (which helped). It takes 40 to 60 minutes to pump any acceptable amount (with a double pump), and I am barely producing enough to maintain my premature baby's needs. I have met with two lactation consultants, one saying that I probably have small milk ducts (which is why I clog often, and why it takes so long to pump). I have not met another woman with this specific problem, and I don't feel like I fit into the "textbook" pumping/nursing scenario. I have done my reading, met with professionals, and tried all the tricks in the book. Am I alone with this problem?