With my last husband 9 years ago nursing our daughter turned into a nightmare and I was labeled a failure and she ended up on formula (yuck)...so flash forward to today with my great new husband and my precious son to having his full support on nursing and doing anything necessary to help, but I am still having pain when he first latches on!!! By the end of the first week he had managed to pull some skin off and that was so painful my better half even said he would understand if I stopped but I simply do not want to give up this incredible feeling I have when I hold him close and he nurses. On average last week it was about 8 seconds literally of intense pain before Michael was sucking that I was not almost crawling the wall in pain so I guess this is getting better considering it doesn't last as long but what gives? All the websites say it should be over with by now and it does not seem to be getting better. If this is normal and to be expected I can get use to it over time but just want to know what it is I am doing wrong before failing with this little angel.