My dd is 1 week old and I have been in pain while nursing her since leaving the hospital. My nipples are scabbed and it hurts so bad when she latches on that I dread nursing her. I think any positioning problems were solved at the hospital but the pain hasn't gotten any better. My pediatrician recommended using breast shields so that she doesnt' actually touch my nipple while she nurses. It doesn't help the pain at all. I tried pumping but it took me a long time to get 2 oz and then she still wanted to nurse after my husband fed her. On top of the nipple pain during latching on, tonight my nipples burned for about a half hour after the feeding. Any advice or words of encouragement would be much appreciated.