These people want to sell you a nursing bra, but they also have some fantastic and very practical breastfeeding information and troubleshooting tips, in which formula supplementation is not thee DEBIL!
Salt water soaks for sore nipples. I never heard of such a thing! Kudos for new tips and things to try. Now that one didn't do as much for me as my vinegar rinses (it sounds so strange, yet it is soothing) But the advice to not do two feedings in a row on sore nipples strikes me as spot on. I can do one feeding a day, about. Then I get over confident and go for another one and I'm back to the tears and the setbacks. One feeding, then a pump, and don't over do it. I'm lucky I pump about two feedings in one sitting though. Means I can go 6 hours or so between.
Right now I'm mainly dealing with a severe sunburn feeling on the nips and the very painful latch-on, but after that, the pain quickly diminishes to something very tolerable. I feel like this is normal getting-started kind of discomfort and the thrushiness might actually be going away. Yay. We'll see.