Please help if possible! My daughter is 5 months old and I have been pumping exclusively since her birth as she would never latch on. I pump enough to feed her solely breastmilk, and would like to continue until she is at least 1 year. However, my nipples are so sore and cracked that I can't even dry off with a towel after a shower without crying. I have been to a breastfeeding center, and they advised that I should purchase larger breast shields and also use an all purpose nipple ointment. I have done both of these, and the intense pain has not decreased! The breastfeeding center can't think of anything else I can do to try and heal my nipples - does anyone have any advice? I'd really like to continue pumping and feeding breastmilk, but I can't deal with this horrible pain any longer! Many thanks.