Hi ladies!! I decided to join this group because I am fairly new to nursing and really wanna make it work. I attempted with my 1st, but due to a bad latch and NO support or education I gave up within a few days, and just pumped for about a month. I didn't even attempt with my 2nd, but went straight to pumping, I stopped almost right away because she seems to have alot of tummy problems with my milk (she still has a LOT of issues with milk). My 3rd I never attempted because we were going through alot of medical and behavioral issues with our 2nd child (she's autistic and was EXTREMELY violent at the time).
So brings me to my 4th and final baby. Her name is Oliviera and she is 2 weeks old. The 1st week went great!! I didn't have any pain and she had no issues latching. This last week though has been pure HELL!!! We went a few days were she would not stay latched on to my left side. She would pull off constantly, and every time she would relatch it would hurt so bad!! Now since last night she is starting to do the same thing to the right side. From what I read it sounds like my let down is to fast for her, which I can handle her pulling off and relatching, but the pain when she latches on is KILLING me!!! I sit there crying until she is finally latched on because of how bad it hurts, and it usually takes her about 15 min to finally latch on good.
Should it be hurting so bad when she latches on? I was told it could be a bad latch, but when I went to the lactation consultant at our hospital, she said the latch looks good, but a little shallow. I have pretty big nipples and areolas. She said that it could be that its just to big for her mouth, and that is why she is pulling back off so far. Any help or suggestions would be great, because I really wanna make this work!!