My daughter is almost 2 weeks old and we were breastfeeding pretty well until I got a breast infection. My nipples were ravaged because she was not latching on well at all and then as soon as she did she would rip herself off.
Due to the poor condition my nipples were in, I had to pump and bottle feed but I was not getting enough milk to satisfy her. I had to supplement with formula for a few days, about 4-5.
My nipples are finally in decent condition and I just tried to put baby on my breast again and it was EXCRUCIATING! It wasn't the normal latch on pain, it was worse and it didn't go away.
I really want to get back to breast feeding exclusively and w/o the bottle, but I can't stand the pain!! Please help!