This has been going on for 2 weeks now (left breast) and the pain is almost unbearable. My baby is 2 months old and I can tell he's not latching on well (not opening his mouth wide enough) when on my left breast, but it just seems like nothing I try to do helps! He does great on my right one, so I'm not sure why he can't do the same on the left. I've contacted my local LLL leader and she spent a long time with me over the phone, giving me tips on how to help him latch on better...but to no avail. I keep trying to get him to open his mouth wider and sometimes he does, but after 2 minutes on the breast, I can see his lower lip move back up really close to the nipple and the more I try to take him off and start again, the more upset he gets.
I'm at a point where I don't know what to do anymore. My nipple is cracked and I can see some very slight yellow crust in there when it dries. Could this be an infection? The pain is so bad, I cry the entire time I nurse on that side. Please help!