DS is 2 weeks old () and has so far had no issues breastfeeding. He has great attachment and is going really well weight gain wise. I dont have any damage to my (o)(o) but it hurts like nothing else every time he latches on. He is latching properly I know as I had lots of visits with lactation consultants at the hospital as I was stressing about attachment but it is just still so painful. The pain only lasts for about the first 30 seconds of every feed but those 30 seconds hurt so much I just want to cry. Just wondering if using nipple shields would alleviate some of the pain or not because there is no damage iykwim? I have some here as a precaution but havent used them yet. I was worried it might effect his attachment if I introduced shields.
So after all that will nipple shields help alleviate some of the 30 seconds of pain? Also tell me the honest truth is this pain going to settle soon??I know it has only been two weeks and I will keep going regardless but it bloody hurts