I am very discouraged about nursing right now. My son is just over 7 weeks old. I have been breastfeeding since day one, but around week two I had to stop because my nipples were so cracked and bleeding! So I pumped for about a week to let them heal. And after that I found out that he was TT. I went to the ENT and he told me he would do the clipping but since it is a posterior tie it will only help so much. He does have more movement of his tongue and nurses more efficiently but after I nurse him my nipple is still coming out looking like a new tube of lipstick. I have been using a shield and it seems to be working out ok but will I ever be able to drop the shield? I try about once a week to nurse without the shield but it hasn't changed. I don't know what to do to get his latch correct. I feel like I've tried everything. If I have to use the shield forever then I will, using that is better then pumping or formula, but I really want to be able to just nurse with no aids or problems. Any suggestion? Did anyone else have this problem after getting this kind of TT clipped?