I'm just curious how long it took for your nipples to feel more comfortable with BFing? I know he's latching properly, but holy moly does it hurt at first. My nipples aren't cracked/bleeding or anything to suggest thrush, they're just sore. With DD, I think the shield kept me from feeling a lot of that initial discomfort with DD (she used the shield until 9 months and BF'd until 18 months). I can deal with it, I am just hoping it goes away within the next week or so.