I know a lot of us are in new breastfeeding relationships with our babes. (and a lot mor of us will be pretty soon!) I thought we could share stories, commiserate over challenges and help each other troubleshoot. So... How's it going?
I am currently breastfeeding our three and a half week old twins. I have one really great nursling who is gentle and has a careful latch and seems so peaceful when he's nursing. It's so rewarding to nurse him. My other babe is aggressive, has a shallow latch, and screams at me whenever he pushes himself off the breast. It's really challenging. especially at 3am. And holy crap, my nipples are sore when he's done. My doula is a lactation educator, and she said his latch "looks fine" but of course, how can it be "fine" if it is causing me excruciating pain and making me reluctant to nurse him. My hope is that if I keep unlatching and relatching him and using all the "deep latch" tricks from youtube and all the books I've read, he will grow into a better latch or learn it, eventually. But in the meantime, holy crap. Ow.
So, how's it going with you?