I am breastfeeding my DD (8 days old). Everything started off well in the hospital but at some point things went off track. I now how completely cracked and bleeding nipples. After being reduced to tears and desparation last night, I started pumping and feeding her with the dreaded bottle... and to make it worse I held her off with a pacifier until I could finish pumping. Called a LC last night but she can't come out until Wed. night. Just ordered the Medela Calma nipple on Amazon (nipple that makes baby create suction to get milk) but until it arrives and/or I heal I will be stuck bottle feeding. I am terrified to stick my nipples back in her mouth... each feeding was getting worse and I'm sure the bottle and paci has compounded the issue. I can't understand why my bf technique is so bad. I was doing the football and cross cradle holds. Will I be able to go back to bf? I really want to. I enjoyed the experience until the pain became unbearable. Anyone out there who can help me?????