I need some help pretty please!
So I have been EP since DD was a week old. I was to the point of tears everytime she ate, I have really sensitive nipples apparently and her strong suck didn't help any. Anyways my goal is to BF and stop pumping altogether eventually. I decided today was the day to try. After attempting to BF this morning it started hurting so I used the sheild the rest of the day. Holy cow do my boobs hurt right now! I have had Mastitis 3 times and thats what the ache in my boobs feels like (without the other symptoms). I had to give her a bottle and pump the last feeding because it just hurt too bad even with the sheild. She is down for a nap right now but I am going to try again when she wakes up.
Does anyone have any advice to make this transition less painful or am I doomed to pump for the next 16 months? Since I have been EP do you think I just have to get the nips "toughened up"...I thought the pump would have done that by now...TIA!