Good to hear the new job is going well Arlais!
I went to see a GP/LC today to follow up on the thrush issue. Was very interesting, as it looks like I might be looking at continued uncomfortable nursing on the upside, Elliot is gaining a heap of weight (800g in the last two weeks) but my nipples are still red raw, swollen and painful. LC thinks it's not thrush but just damage. Turns out Elliot has an unusually high palate (most likely from being breach) so deep latch cannot be easily achieved until his head grows a bit. Also think the is biting down on nipple to control the flow. There is also the possibility of a tongue tie but not obvious and have to go back in two weeks as Elliot stopped being very cooperative. I had a feel under his tongue later on and can feel a definite 'fence' but it's not stopping him from sticking out his tongue. So in the mean time I just have to keep going. Have a new on nipple cream that is meant to take down the swelling, but disappointed that the pain is likely to be ongoing. Has anyone had issues/previous experience with continuous painful nursing or tongue ties?