Does it ever get better :( - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 4 Old 08-16-2013, 11:04 AM - Thread Starter
SummerMomma719's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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 :/
SummerMomma719 is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 4 Old 08-16-2013, 11:19 AM
Nazsmum's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: In the vine
Posts: 4,097
Mentioned: 61 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 148 Post(s)

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.

Nazsmum is offline  
#3 of 4 Old 08-16-2013, 12:43 PM
Dia's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 555
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.

Mama to one amazing ecbaby2.gif
Dia is offline  
#4 of 4 Old 08-16-2013, 07:15 PM
srieger's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 27
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

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"!!

lady.gifMarried to fuzmalesling.gif with E (3/13)dust.gifat homebirth.jpg and stork-suprise.gif on the way (1/15).
srieger is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 14,730

98 members and 14,632 guests
agilesheltie , AlaskAnne , annbe , Biscuits & Gravy , bluefaery , briansmama , camillabien , Catholic Mama , ccasanova , ccmama514 , Chaika , chickabiddy , contactmaya , Dakotacakes , darlini76 , DS300 , eamcdonnell , emmy526 , farmer , farmermomma , frugalmama , greenemami , happyhats , Holistic Momma , homeschoolfoster , Incubator , Iron Princess , K703 , katelove , kellybeth , kindofcrunchy82 , kittycat1 , KKsMomma , larali , lc81002 , Lenore K. , lilgreen , LiLStar , Linda on the move , lolo77 , mama24-7 , mamabear0314 , MamadeRumi , mariamadly , Mathemom , mayapapayam , mckittre , midnightmommy , Milk8shake , minkrotmarker , Mirzam , moominmamma , mtbmomma , MylittleTiger , newmamalizzy , oaksie68 , pers , persephassa , Phoenix~Mama , pokeyac , Polliwog , prosciencemum , Ragana , rocky , RollerCoasterMama , Rosehip , rubelin , samaxtics , SandiMae , sarafl , sarahl918 , sewchris2642 , shantimama , Shmootzi , Sicigia , siennaflower , sofreshsoclean , SplashingPuddle , squimp , stardogs , TheQueen16 , Tigerle , TourmalineMama , typebug , verticalscope , WallaWallaMamma , Wild Lupine , Wolfcat , Zirconia
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 01:21 PM.