Breastfeeding has become so painful lately that I keep wanting to give up, please help! For starters, we have recently weaned off the shield. That went off without a hitch, but now BF is soooo painful for me. I have been pumping and going on about a 2 bottles, then breast, then 2 bottles schedule to give my nipples a break. But it isn't helping alot yet. And the R one is so bad, I pumped this morning and just got blood. I know that I should use the lanolin more often, I just hate the way it feels. But I know that will help my nipples, anything else?
And I also get this awful pain in my left side, kind of around and under my armpit more, when he nurses on that side. It KILLS! That coupled with the nipple pain, is almost more than I can take! I don't know if it is a blocked duct, maybe? My breast itself doesn't hurt, just my side and the nipple.