Quoting Clopton™:" My nipples hurt!!! We've been exclusively breastfeeding since day one. Liam is 12 days old. We've already ... [snip!] ... Also, I've tried lanolin (medela and lasinoh) nipple cream and these gel packs for sore nipples. My nips still hurt like hell!"
i had this issue with my first...lasted 3 months for me because i started bleeding and the suction always ripped off the blood crust
it was hell and i cried every time she latched. but i couldnt get anything with pumping and she refused the bottle so it was our only way to feed her and i toughed it out.
this time i started getting cracked bleeding nipples after nursing for 2 days. i blame it on the nurse forcing me to pump the day he was born because he slept so long. i swear its the only reason they got sore because i got blisters from the suction even though i was only attached to the damn thing for 2 minutes.
fighting through it with a lot of air and nipple cream.
my breastfeeding help told me to put neosporin on right after he is done feeding, air them out and wash off with a wash cloth right before he nurses again. it helped A LOT!