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I don't know why your one nipple is sore? If there is no sign of bruising or a scrape or sore, it could be thrush. Esp if it seems to hurt inside.
You are still in the learning period. Try the positioning Pynki suggested. If he doesn't nurse well on the rt side, pump and offer pumped milk by another method. If you don't take off the milk, your supply will start to go down on that side. If all else fails, of course, you can nurse from only one side.
Try Lansinoh on the sore side for a couple days, and put some expressed milk on it.
Most people these days use Diflucan for thrush. In case it is that.
Sorry you havne't gotten a hold of a Leader yet. Try some of the other numbers. Or hire a LC on your own, for an actual visit, not just a free phone consult with the hosp LC. Most hosp LCs are overworked.
Good luck! Hang in, it will be worth it.