I am a first time mom. My son is almost six weeks old. I have continued to have pain when nursing and afterwards. My nipples are sore and have open areas in the center which scab. I have been treated for candida, so has my son. No improvement. The OB said it was not candida but just pain due to sensitive nipples and things should improve " in a few weeks" but it's been almost six. I have taken a break for a day and pumped with pretty much complete resolution in pain and sores. I have seen the midwife, OB, and lactation nurses in hospital as well as lactation consultant who all say his latch is fine. Is it normal to have pain? At the beginning of feeding on the right I have the most pain it makes me dread feeding him and makes me tense initially, it does improve. I feel like I do not necessarily have a low tolerance for pain I had my son naturally, but this is so frustrating and bothersome. I have used all of the dual things like hydrogel dressings and lanolin and I have tried Tylenol for the pain. I do not know what to do and if this is normal and will just take more time?