Re: Please tell me it gets easier..
It's so worth the hard stuff. I had so much pain with my first the first month or so mastitis and I literally had to brace myself for the pain when they were sore and cracked. I think the number one thing I did to improve things was to ditch the natural vegetarian nipple butter and just use lanolin. It was the only thing that healed my cracked nipples. When you figure out how to nurse on your side while you sleep that is really when you realize how lucky you are that you don't even have to wake up all the way to feed and comfort your baby during the night. It will get better very soon once the mastitis is treated and you heal your nipples. Seriously lanolin is like magic