Hello! LO is 12 days old. We had a rough start to nursing, but my nipples are now healed (they were cracked/bleeding) and I feel like our latch us really good.
The only problem is that my right breast/nipple still HURTS when she latches and continues to hurt as she nurses. My left side is fine - no pain and she could nurse for hours and I wouldn't care. However, my right side's pain is pretty bad with the intial latch and the ongoing pain is pretty annoying.
We've been working hard on her latch and I don't see that I'm doing anything differently with the right side than the left. I use the football hold as we haven't gotten the cradle hold down enough to get a good latch. If there is any pain, I break her latch and we try again - but no matter how many times I do this on the right it still HURTS.
Any thoughts on why it would hurt on one side but not the other? I don't see any signs of an infection..but maybe I don't know what to look for?