At least that's how I feel. I felt the same way when I couldn't breastfeed ds. And now I'm having problems with dd. I just don't get it. My body is supposed to be able to do this. Every feeding is a nightmare and just brings me to tears. I have so manythings working against me. Dd has a lip tie, she is a sleepy baby and it's very hard to wake her to feed her. When she wakes on her own she is already at the desperate stages and just cries and cries. My sns doesn't seem to help because 1. She won't or can't latch and 2. The milk will not flow from the tubes. Add to that I have sort of flat nipples and the nipple sheilds are not working. I'm on the verge of a meltdown. I can't take failing twice at something that is supposed to be so natural. I've talked to a few LCs and they only suggest the same things that are not working. I'm so tempted to quit. I hve not given a bottle yet... Been syringe feeding. But I'm getting to the end of my rope here. I read so much while pregnant and prepared as best I could and yet I'm still failing miserably. Help!
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5/14/10 at 5:11pm