At first nursing was so hard for us and mine hurt so bad. There are these things called Soothies. They are a gel pad you can put in the fridge and they feel good when you put them on after breastfeeding. You can get them at MotherHood Maternity. Also, putting breast milk on your nipples helps heal them faster.
It got so bad that I had to use a nipple shield. That helped ALOT! But be careful, my baby got so used to it he wouldn't nurse without it. I finally was able to stop using it at 5 months. He's 7 1/2 months now, but for me it was well worth it.
at 11:51 PM on Sep. 14, 2009