This is my first new thread on La Leche, recommended by my midwife, so apologies if I mess up. My son born Jan 5th '07 is causing extreme pain to each breast/nipple every feed. My midwife, also a breast feeding support worker, agrees he is positioned correctly yet each feed it feels as if my nipples are being pulled and squeezed by some cruel power tool/device. I have tried counting backwards/smiling/positive thoughts etc but nothing seems to stop the floods of tears tears rolling silently down my face. I read comments not to give up yet I dread each feed. Bleeding nipples, full breasts and a combination of deep/sharp pain are all pointing towards giving up. Where is the special bonding experience I was promised?