4th child, 1st time considering breastfeeding.....HELP!!!
I have never breastfed any of my previous children. I had a breast reduction in 1997. My first child was born in 1994, and I did not breastfeed him because I was soooo huge, I was afraid of suffocating him. My next two children came long after my surgery, and I assumed I probably couldn't breastfeed, so I never even attempted it.
I just gave birth Monday evening to my 4th child. I am leaking, alittle, and very sore. I'm now wondering if it's possible to breastfeed....if it is, I would really like to. But I've never done it. With the weekend, there's no where to turn to help, such as lactation consultants or whatever, so I don't know what to do right now. I tried the other night, and my daughter had no problem finding my nipple. How hard is this to do? Does this sound like a dumb question? I'm not going to feel stupid about any of this, because if you don't know, you should ask. I'm 40 years old, and this will be my last child. I would love to have experienced this with at least one of my children.
Please, any advice until I can get some in person help.