My 7 week old daughter has the worst latch ever, and i feel like we are never going to get it right. She had a tongue and lip tie clipped, so its not that. No matter hat I do, I can't get her to open wide, and get my nipple deep enough. I have seen 2 doctors and 2 lactation consultants. I have researched my ass off, watched countless videos. I tried everything.... nipple to nose, chin to breast, sandwiching the nipple.... pulling chin down, different positions, and nothing. My nipples are cracked and scabbed, and i constantly worry about production since it would seem that she isn't expressing milk correctly. I live in pain everyday.. I literally get afraid to nurse her because I know it will be excrutiating. I can't shower, put a bra on, wrap a towel around me, or accidently brush against something without nearly being in tears. I have gotten a staph infection from my cracked nipples. I feel almost resentful when she wants to comfort nurse. My husband told me to quit bfing but the thought is unbearable to me, I want this to work sooooo bad. I feel like I have run out of resources, I don't know where else to turn. I feel like I have tried everything. I am ore, and exhausted. I I sh I could nurse laying down so i can sleep, but that hurts even worse. I don't pump enough to exclusively pump either. I need help. I need more resources because going back to the same LCs who tell me the same thing over and over again isn't fixing this problem. I refuse to give up, I just Ned to fix this.
on Apr. 23, 2013 at 4:56 AM