This is so frustrating. I'm in so much pain, my nipples are cracked wide open and bleeding, I can't get my daughter to latch on properly no matter what I do, when I do get her on she starts tugging anf pushing my breast away the entire feeding and she does this every feeding, all she wants to do is nurse and nurse, and she starts crying and rooting around every hour despite the fact that I'm making more than enough milk and despite the fact that she's eating for 25 to 35 minutes each time. I'm at my wits end with this! I've done everything her doctor told me to do, everything my lactation consultant suggested, and everything the books have told me, and I still can't get a proper latch. And I can't figure out why she's tugging on the breast once she's on. She pulls her head back so hard she often becomes unlatched and then screams. She's 12 days old, and I keep hearing just give it time, but I don't see how it could get better. I hurt so bad and I'm so stressed out over this that all I do is cry anymore and I can't calm myself when she's eating because I'm too busy trying not to scream out in pain. Ughh, I just need to vent my frustrations to someonne since if I try talking to friends or family they all tell me just to quit and I really don't want to.
on Feb. 5, 2013 at 1:19 PM