I am a mom of an almost four-week-old son. I have two daughters, ages 12 and 14. I EBF both of them for nearly two years. I have an inverted left nipple and with all babies I started with a nipple shield until the baby's suck became strong enough to
latch and nurse without the shield. Well I am wondering if he is latching correctly because I have a very painful experience when he latches on left side and even on right sometimes. I have tried many different ways to get him to latch on correctly, but I feel like well he is at least not using the nipple shield anymore, he ias gaining weight and having lots of diapers full, so i can just tolerate the pain. But I have this shooting pain in my breasts that happens even after a feeding or between feedings. My other babies had thrush at one point, but their tongues were coated white and his is not. So I don;t know if I am doing something wrong, if I should address that latch issue, or if there even is a latch issue! or if i have a thrush/yeast issue! I live on asmall island and there isn;t much support here, most moms I've noticed do not have the faith in their own bodies to make enough milk and end uf supplementing with formula, which is something I am NOT willing to do!