Quoting Beth Brossette:" I have been exclusively pumping for 2 weeks now and between it and school I have no time for anything ... [snip!] ... i am struggling with supply. I go thrush from the 3 weeks of using the shield. I hope i can keep it up but it is exhausting!!"
It was excruciating for me at first as well, every time she latched I was wanting to scream it was so bad
my nipples are scarred, and have changed colour from brown to pink because of it. At least now that has stopped, but ohmygod I can understand why some women stop at that point!