When did it "get better" for you?
But, you know what? After about 8 weeks, everything become much easier, and now at 7 months every nursing session is that loving, beautiful moment I had anticipated. <3 You're doing great! Just hang in there because it will get better!
It's a wild ride for sure!
I think knowing that I will master new challenges with greater ease as This relationship matures helps keep me sane.
The best advice I got was to take it one day at a time. See if you can make it through today and deal with tomorrow, tomorrow.
Hey Sphinxy, just saw this thread and wanted to respond.
We had a rough start with breastfeeding (latch problems, cracked nipples, blanching which is incredibly painful, etc.) and I was so determined to make it work. I kept thinking "let's see how I feel by next week" and it did get easier. I think around week 6 things started getting better, less pain and I actually started enjoying feeding A. Now, at 8 weeks, it's become much more like the warm, fuzzy, bonding experience I was expecting earlier. Partly I got used to the pain, it's also less intense, the other part is that everything has gotten easier over the past 2 weeks. I can read A's cues better, he's crying less, we've gotten better at burping him... The whole experience has become much more pleasant so I think that's a big part of it.
I hope things become more rewarding for you too as you continue on this journey.
P.S.: I hate "breast is best"! It's got a total guilt trip built into it. Whatever works, keeps baby healthy and you sane is best!
Oh yay that means one more month for us? I have a 3mo (ok not till the 27th but close enough) and I'm in the process of tandem nursing my older 3yo DD. I really am NOT enjoying it right now and this is my second time around. DD2s latch is horrid when it used to be so sweet and gentle. I assume it teething. When I latch DD1 for bedtime I get such baaaad hebbie jebbies I want to toss her off my lap and run screaming from the room!
So yes, I'm subbing right now because I am not liking breastfeeding this time around either! You aren't alone.
I hear you though my five month old goes in spurts of not sleeping good and it makes me hate night time! My husband I swear clutches to how baby nurses to sleep, which really irritates me. But I keep trying to remind myself this too will pass its just tough when you are in it.
Good luck, keep up the good work.