I just read all the new mom tips and they are great! My baby is a week old and breastfeeding has been HARD. I never expected it to be this hard. For one, I am a J cup, so maneuvering those suckers along with baby has not been easy. Also, my right nipple is extremely cracked and painful, despite constant use of Lansinoh. When she latches right away, I can bear it, but when she latches on and off, it hurts. Today, I can't bear it at all so I have kept her on the left side and pumped the right side. The left side is a little cracked but not too bad. I got mastitis on Sunday and tried natural remedies but my fever kept climbing to 104 so I had to go in and get antibiotics. I feel better now at least. She feeds okay, but once every day or two we have a session where it takes a long time to latch her on or she won't latch it all and then we both just sit and cry. The last couple days it has been late at night, and my boobs are sore from a day of nursing and I'm tired and she is tired and we really struggle. I have finally just laid down in bed and held her til we fell asleep because I can't soothe her any other way and she won't latch. It's fine when she latches right away and fills her tummy up but man, the other times, I get so frustrated and sad. It is just SO hard and I feel like a failure at times. So basically I am just finding places to go for support. The LLL meetings are only once a month and I could use a place to go at any time of day or night, you know?