I have been feeding my newborn for five days now and it is beginning to take its toll on my breasts. Dispite all of the professionals I have seen, who have said my baby is latching on really well I am as sore as hell. I am not sure if my cup size makes a difference (38GG). My nipples are red raw around the base and I have just started to use breast sheilds. My baby has taken well to these but it is still making my nipples sore and I thought it would give them a chance to heal?. Also I dont know if I can continue to use the nipple cream with the sheilds?. Any advice would be welcome as I am on the verge of giving up, even though he is putting on weight I am not enjoying the feeding process and dread the thought of feeding him. I already feel as failure as a mother. Please help.