My LO is 11 days old. I'm still having some difficulty like the people that posted in earlier threads, which I read, with positioning. I had an infection that was starting to develop and my doc gave me meds for that. I had been wearing nipple shells, just to keep the nipple from touching anything while I'm not nursing. I can't wear them everywhere because they look ridiculous under clothes, but when I switch to nursing pads my nipples get all squished up and hurt really bad. Then when I nurse, they are really painful and I can't tell if it's the latch or just the nipples still in pain from being squished up in the pad. Any suggestions? How do you get used to the pads?