I am on my third day of nursing my 4th child. I have always wanted to try to nurse but have the same problem. I have read, researched and had a La Leche person come to my house with my second child. I thought I would try again with this baby. I am so frustrated that I can't figure this out. It doesn't seem like it should be so complicated. I have been nursing her doing the cradle hold which seems to be the easiest for me. I have checked her lips, her tongue, held her chin down upon latching. Everthing looks fine. Could their be something wrong with my nipples. I am fair skinned, I have heard that maybe that I could be more sensitive. My skin tends to be on the dry side. I have been using the lanolin. Nothing helps. Today when they started to bleed. I got my pump out and started that. I thought I would give myself a break till I could figure out what to do. Is their anyone that might have a similar problem. It seems everyone I know who nurses never experience the pain that I do, and do it so effortlessly. The pain is like be stabbed over and over. I can never seem to get past this point. I always end up going to the bottle. Any thoughts would be helpful.