I assume this is your #1? You have to wait a few days for the milk to come in, meanwhile you still have to try to nurse (both sides) so the baby can "jump start" the "dairy farm". It was very painful for me the first time around. I know the lactation consultants will say if the latch is right, it shouldn't be painful. In my experience, it is until your skin toughens up...just think about what the kid is doing to you, it can't be comfortable. In turns of on and/off, my experience has been I need the baby to stimulate the lactation (sometimes if I am engorged, a mere cry from another kid, or like the "turn off your cell phone" baby cry in the movie preview could set me off). Relax...that's what you can do to help.
at 10:34 PM on Dec. 3, 2010