My DD was born 3 days ago. I feel as though she's been attached at the boob since she was born. Which I really can't complain b/c I think its great she is such an awesome nurser! The only thing is my poor nips can't handle much more. Crying or Very sad They're already cracked & bleeding. It hurts the entire time she's nursing...15-20 mins at each breast for 2 turns! So, it takes a full hour and fifteen minutes for her to finish a session and then she's ready to go again just a couple hours later. I've already gone through a tube of lanolin, tried the tea bags, I've been walking around w/out a shirt on since we've been home from the hospital to air these puppies out...but nothing seems to be helping. I resorted to pumping today and let my DH feed her a bottle. I feel like such a failure Its all I can do to not cry now just thinking about it. I feel as though I've let her down in some way. I've given up on her or something. And its not her at all! Its me! I feel like such a big baby...but man alive, its excruciating. I think I'm going to try those nipple shields to see if they work...if not, I don't really know what else to do. I guess I'll have to pump full time. I really didn't want to do that...I did for an entire year with my DS b/c of latch issues...but I really was looking forward to the whole nursing experience with DD. Any tips, advice?