Re: About to give up and in tears
go call a LLL leader or an IBCLC who can look at your latch and help you in person. if you know people who can give you a recommendation to a good IBCLC, all the better. this level of pain is not right and not normal! i do wonder about the thrush; why do you think you don't have it?
and you can do this; if you've stuck it out through the hardest 7 weeks, and all this pain, you can fix things and continue on as long as you like. it is also likely to get easier any minute now, all by itself, as her mouth gets bigger, but really - having in-person support can mean the difference between quitting and keeping on.
Nursing, pumping, cloth-diapering, babywearing, working professor mama with the awesomest SAHD ever.