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!
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.