I've been in pain now for over two months. I've seen the Dr twice & things just arnt getting better. I know its not a problem with Alfie latching on, he's always latched on well & i'm only having a problem with the left side. I'm pritty much in constant pain right now & cant feed off the left side, i have to, i dread it & put it off as much as i can. I'll feed Alfie for as long as i can off the left, normally about 5 mins if that, then i just cant stand the pain anymore. It feels like he is sucking razor blades through my nipple when he sucks & the pain continues after he comes off the breast. After 10 minutes or so the pain turns to more of a burning sensation & can last more than an hour. The apperance of the nipple is red, shiny, cracked & sometimes has white patches on the end, the areola has pinky red patches on too & everything is really itchy. Alfie is not liking feeding off this side at all, he is constantly pulling off this side which is not helping matters at all, every time i feed him off this side i'm almost in tears & i'm extreamly tense which he is picking up on. I've seen the Dr twice now, the first time he gave me lansinoh which hasnt done anything at all, the second time he looked at my nipple again & said "i dont know what it could be, it could be infected" so he's given me fucibet cream which contains steroids. This was wednesday & so far everything is still the same. I've spoken to the nursery nurse who runs our breast feeding suport group. She thinks that its thrush & has said to me that you can get it in just one side. Has anyone else has thrush in just one side & can you have it & LO not have any white patches in the mouth (Alfie dosent). Someone please reasure me, i cant go on like this forever & i just dont know what to do now apart from keep going back to the Dr's I'm loving breastfeeding but this is really getting me down now.