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#1 of 2 Old 04-30-2014, 12:46 PM - Thread Starter
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hey everyone! im new here...iust needed some support and advice..so in my previous life i was an architect, now im a mama! ive been exclusively breastfeeding my nine month ood beautiful baby girl..i wont say it has been easy, mostly because she doesntt latch on properly and only takes the nipple...so it hurts quite a bit..initially i tried everything that i could but she didnt latch on properly, so thats how its been going on. as of the last 3 months shes been teething so she bites as well *ouch* so its gotten worse. plus shes not really taking any solids (im guessing cuz of the teething) so i feel like im always breastfeeding. n since we cosleep she wont stay asleep, EVER, if i dont lie down with her. lately ive been feeling pretty frustrated because i nurse her through the night every 1-2 hours and in the moring i just feel like i ran a marathon all achy breaky...n i sortof feel like im wasting my talent and my life...greensad.gif i just wanna know how i can feel better about my life right now, cuz its pretty much me n her all day, all night. and how can i make her stay asleep without me around and also do u think she'll ever latch on fine??
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Was she ever checked for tongue tie? That can making latching pretty difficult for some babies.


Not sure about the night feeding, not being able to get up. My oldest was like that but it didn't really bother me way back then. My girls haven't been quite as needy. Elizabeth Pantly has a couple of books on sleeping. I haven't read them myself but see them get recommened pretty frequently - http://www.pantley.com/elizabeth/books/index.html

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