Hi everyone, I am new to this site and to being a mom to my beautiful 4 week old daughter. I have exclusivly nursed her and want to continue but last week the pain was so bad I finally called the hospital lactation department to ask for help, I was running a fever and felt like my breast were sunburned. They told me I had mastitas and gave me penacilian and told me to keep nursing, pumping if I have too. I pumped for 2 days and then switched back and forth from bottles and nursing, thankfully my daughter did well with switching. I would like to only use a bottle when the occasion calls for it but last night when she nursed I felt like my nipple had needles in it and I currently can't really hug my husband, I can't stand any pressure on my breast. I want to continue nursing, I love this bond I have with my daughter but if this pain continues it will be hard too. I have hurt every since starting almost a month ago but last night and a few other times it has hurt so bad for her to latch on that I am sitting there crying the entire time. If someone has any info or help please let me know, as I said I love this bond with her but its hard to bond when I am in so much pain.