Biggest Breastfeeding Issue YOU Had..

Mamas! It's always nice to know that we are "not alone" when it comes to Mama issues.. right? I had 3 girlfriends have babies around the same time as myself.. so it's been SO nice to message each other and find help, reassurance and just a kind ear to listen to.. with that said, my one friend finally posted on FB how awful breastfeeding had been for her and cried out for help.. I thought it was rather humbling and nice to see SO many girls admit their struggles and problems.. making her (and me) feel not so alone!

Care to share, if you breastfed (and if not, bottle feeding issues) what the biggest hurdle you personally had to deal with, with your baby?

I am about 3 weeks in.. and so far, ours was latching and it hurting like HOLY HECK! Our lil man is slightly tongue tied.. making it harder for him and more painful for me.. but this week I can finally say the pain has subsided and things aren't so awful anymore.. no more crying when he latches on.. hooray hooray!!!

So now tell me yours! Your issues and how you overcame them!

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    02/26/14
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    02/26/14
    Ah.. thanks so much for sharing, Mandi.. I never even knew what that was called.. but amazing you gave it SUCH a go with Gavin and Haley - kudos to you Mama! I love hearing Mamas try their hardest.. and if it doesn't work, then it doesn't work, but you gave it a go and continue to do what is best for them and making life around bf'ing work too! It sticks that it comes easily to some and not easily to others, but such is life right? So glad you are proud of how long you did it with each too - you totally should be!! :)
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      02/26/14
      Bre
      When I started breastfeeding my 2nd child at first everything was fine. Then out of no where a week into breastfeeding there was more blood coming out then milk. I thought there was only a little at first and the doctor told me It was fine. Then he started throwing up and it was all blood. It scared the shit out of me! I had to put him on formula =*( Wish I could have breast fed him for longer
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        02/26/14
        It was painful nursing on one side from the beginning. I was told over and over again it was a bad latch, which I did not believe since the other side did not hurt at all and her latch was the same. Finally, after about 4 or 5 weeks, I got such intense pain after a night pumping session, that I could not sleep. I went in the next day and confirmed it was a yeast infection! Nothing was showing on Kaitlyn, so that's why they did not want to go that route. After 3 rounds of treatment and two additional months of painful nursing, all cleared up and we have been good since then. What got me through it was knowing that breast milk has so many benefits for her and I love having that time with her.
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          02/26/14
          8Theresa Gould
          We had latching issues too. Cracked, sore, bleeding nipples were my lot with each one of my children.

          With my last son, I was hurting so bad for the longest time and finally paid to see a doctor who was also a lactation consultant because when I'd nurse my nipple would have this white area and lip right across the middle. The diagnosis was I had scar tissue and they recommened I take a needle and puncture the scar tissue. Say what? There was no way I was taking a needle to my nipple. The pain of even pulling on the extra skin was enough to do me in (I have a pretty high pain threshold). I never did what they recommended but I continued nursing with the pain for the whole 2.5 years he nursed.
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          02/27/14
          8Theresa Gould
          No, but I had them somewhere along the lines and read different things about them and just found them awkward. Glad they are working for you though.
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            02/26/14
            Amanda Hurley
            right now my biggest issue is pumping. im getting discouraged. he may never breastfeed, so i wonder what is the point of pumping. why do i lose sleep when i dont have to.
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              03/01/14
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                04/21/14
                Beth
                Mason was really hard to breastfeed. He took a long time to learn to latch and I almost gave up in the hospital. I had to hand express into a spoon and pretty much force feed him while in the hospital to keep his blood sugar levels up. For us, it just took time and determination on my part. I had to keep adjusting his latch and trying to get him to eat and slowly but surely he learned to do it and breastfed for 9 months.
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                  04/21/14
                  My little guy is almost 6 months old still breastfeeding and going strong at it. When he was 1st born he tended to like one side better then the other so one side would be raw because its all he wanted and would cry when I gave him the side that he didnt like that much. Then I had a HUGE problem with my nipples cracking and it would hurt so bad i could cry.
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