My son is 11 days old and We've been feeding on demand since day one. We had a awesome LC in delivery recovery and my son took to breast feeding very quickly. ( I was shocked). Today we had his well visit and weight check and He was 8lbs. 5 oz. 5 ounces more then his birth weight. He was 8lbs at birth/ 7lbs. 8oz at discharge and 7lbs 10oz at his first weight check a week ago. So doctor and I were both very happy on his gain. He asked how I was feeling while breastfeeding and if the pain was slowly letting up yet and I said No. It was has felt the same as it did when I started. He suggested maybe baby's latch was causing it. So now I'm somewhat confused. Baby is eating and gaining great...is this possible with a bad latch? I haven't noticed a change in my latch and I just assumed the pain would go away after a few weeks. But the fact that the doctor said that I might be doing something wrong, I don't know what to do. I'm not engorged or have any infection it just really hurts for about 30 seconds and then I feel let down and its okay. Theres no cracks or anything and its more of burning feeling then anything else. Should I be feeling it less now at a 11 days or maybe I just have really sensitive nipples? And if I do, how can I fix it? I already bought a organic nipple cream and it really doesn't seem to do much. Baby is eating 8+ times a day and I do different positions all the time and I do use a boppy.
Thanks in advance!!!!