My baby is 19 days old. My nipples are so raw and sore , I cry and feel like screaming every feeding time. The hospital lactation specialist told us we had a great latch. I use the nipple cream after every feeding, the soothing gel pads, the hot/cold compress.. Nothing is helping! My newborn is going through a phase of wanting to nurse/ use me as a Pacifier 24/7. I just can't take the pain anymore. Nothing seems to help!! I've even tried different positions... They all hurt. I just want to give in to formula but my doctor says baby is doing so so good on weight gain. Breast feeding isn't supposed to hurt I've been told but it sure hurts for me. I'm starting to feel aches in my breast and hot patches. What does all this mean?