My new little man is 6 days old. I really want to breast feed him. With my first baby I didnt feed because I gave up too fast and she was just so hungry.
With second baby she was losing too much weight.
Now I am desperate. I want to feed this baby so badly! I do not want formula!! I just want to be normal and I want this bond, but everytime he cries for food I dread it. I do not want to dread feeding my baby :(
I have had my technique looked at by nurses and lactation consultants and they say I am doing perfectly. He isnt losing weight but it hurts!!! it hurts so badly!! my nipples feel severly sunburnt all the time, How is this normal??? I am making lots of milk but with the amount of pain that its causing me its making me hate feeding him.
Everytime I have to detach him and re-attach him I feel like I am a failure. Then he looks up at me with his cute lil eyes and his lips smacking because he wasn't finished and I force myself to put him back on and sit there in pain.
My left breast is even worse than my right. Its a bit smaller and makes less milk and I don't know why but for what ever reason he has an even harder time attaching onto that nipple.
I look up diagrams on how the nipple should go into babies mouth but I have no idea how to get that much nipple in there!
Feeling lost and frustrated but dont want to give up :(