My baby is 5 days old and we've been pretty successful with breastfeeding so far. She opens wide, and we get what feels like a good latch - no pain - but invariably when she comes off I have the classic "lipstick tube" shaped nipples which I know are going to cause me a lot of pain if I don't correct this now.
I have pretty large breasts, now that my milk has come in I'd say they're between grapefruit sized and small canteloupes (and I take back every. single. prayer. I said in middle school asking for bigger boobs). It can be really hard to exert much control over them, especially when they're full. Maybe 1/4 of the time, the latch will slowly become painful over the course of the feeding and I have to take her off and re-adjust.
It doesn't help that she's cluster-feeding, she fed 16 times yesterday. Any ideas are greatly appreciated, I want to fix this before it makes breastfeeding a chore.