DS and I have had a VERY rocky start with breastfeeding. It hurt me from the very beginning, but everyone just kept saying that was normal. It has gotten worse every day of his life with nipples cracked and bleeding. He has a very strong suck and was determined to latch and so I thought nothing was wrong with him and that I was just being wimpy about the pain. He was also gaining tons of weight (7 lbs 10.5 oz at 2 do, 8 lbs 6.5 oz at 8 do), but the pain was so unbearable that I had to get some answers. Well it turns out he has an upper lip tie and a posterior tongue tie that are preventing him from getting a deep latch. Basically rather than sucking on the nipple with his tongue he has been clamping down on it with his gums and then sucking hard enough to keep things in place. We spent the last couple of days driving across the state seeing experts. We're going to see if we can stretch out the lip tie enough to work around it, but we went ahead and had the tongue tie clipped because no amount of positioning and latch correction was going to help with that there. Now we have to basically relearn how to nurse and it is so hard because before I was in pain but he was happy, but now we're just both super frustrated. I hate to see him so upset, he thought the way he was latching before was just fine. Any advice would be very appreciated.
Other than bfing everything is great. Cloth diapering hasn't been difficult. He really is a perfect baby, and unbearably cute. It looks like he's going to be ginger like his dad was as a baby. I can't believe I get to keep being his mama every day.
Hope everyone else is doing well.