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#1 of 4 Old 08-16-2013, 10:04 AM - Thread Starter
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I know it's still early my baby is only going to be 2 weeks old on Sunday. She seems to latch fine and is eating well but I'm still getting cracked nipples and occasional bleeding. It's to the point Im starting to feel like I can't do it anymore but I refuse to put her on formulat. The pain I get I swear I didn't have that much pain during labor :/
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hug2.gifyes it does. Is there a LLL meeting that you can go to? Or another breastfeeding mom to talk/hang with?


I would have a LLL leader or LC look at the latch.

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Mama, it gets so, SO much better! I know exactly how you feel and how hard it is in the beginning. I just really want to encourage you. I wanted to quit every single day for the first month. Now, I am so grateful we kept breastfeeding. Hang in there....I promise you, it's worth it.

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One day soon you will be amazed at how much better you will feel!!


I have a 5 month old and definitely felt the same way you do in the beginning.  I could not believe how BFing could hurt more than labour! I remember trying to take deeeeep breaths and count in my head to 30 or so until the pain would start to subside.  I had milk blisters and could not slather the lavolin on enough! (Not that I think that it did much good but it was all I had!)

Showering was all about massaging the chest rocks and the feel of the towel even slightly brushing my nipples was enough to bring on the water works for sure! I was convinced that this was just how it felt and I needed to get used to it.

Then somehow at about 4-5 weeks I realized I wasn't counting anymore and that I could wrap a towel around myself without even cringing.  All of a sudden I was happily feeding my baby and there wasn't a single tear being shed!


One of these days (and it will be soon) you will catch yourself saying to another new mum "yes, I remember it hurt at the beginning too but then it stopped so don't give up"!!

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