Originally Posted by Katt2005
That is wonderful to hear. I had a crazy horrible nurse who whipped my boob out and started smaking it in front of my step dad!!
I had that w/ my first, too! It was the most degrading thing I think I've ever experienced! I think that was even worse than the random nurses who came in to "check" me during his labor b/c word had gotten out about how fast I was progressing (2-10cm in 2 hours).
I was very p!ssed. I wasn't having any trouble latching him on myself. In the delivery room, the delivery nurse told me I was a natural pro. Well, duh! I watched my mom nurse my 3 younger siblings and my 2 aunts had 5 between them, all enough younger than me that I remember them nursing.
She didn't even ask, just came up to me, opened up my gown and started slapping the baby w/ my boob! I was like EXCUSE ME! I don't need any help, thank you very much! Ugh!
W/ ds2, no one did that to me. I did have a lactation nurse come and help me. My left nipple is twice the size of my right one (only during the first few months of breastfeeding tho, for some reason. LOL!) and I couldn't get him to latch onto the bigger one. She asked me very politely if I minded if she touched me to help. That's the way it should be! He was tongue-tied, btw, and I know that's the only reason I had problems w/ him.