I just had my daughter on Monday (November 19th), she immediately wanted to latch and there was really no problem. The lactation consultant that I spoke with told me that my milk should come in by Thanksgiving and if it hasn't by the weekend to give her a call. Well we have been home for a few days now and she still has no problem latching, now it seems that she just isn't getting as much as she wants. Also my nipples are incredibly cracked and almost scabbed over. She feeds every two to three hours during the day, during that time I let her stay latched until she lets go. During that time though the initial latch is almost unbearable and I am almost in tears every time. At night is another story, it seems that she wants to feed more often and also seems less satisfied. I try and keep her awake for at least a 30 minute feeding but as soon as she is asleep and I lay her down she is up and ready for another feeding within 30 minutes. I also don't know if my milk has come in or not. When I wake up in the mornings my breasts are hard and sore so I think there is milk, but when I try and pump or hand express I am lucky to get a few drops.I am becoming overwhelmed and really don't know what to do. So I guess my questions are. What are some solutions for the extremely sore and cracked nipples? I have tried expressing some milk and letting it air dry on them, taking a bath and covering with warm wash cloth, lanolin cream. I have run out of ideas! My other question is how can I get my milk to come in, and is it normal for it seem for the supply to slow down at night. I know it has only been a few days and these things take time, but the amount of pain and frustration that I am in, I feel I am on the verge of giving up. Please any and all advice is welcome!! Thanks in advance!