Breastfeeding horror story

My son had an improper latch, I was told in the hospital his latch was fine.. No lactation consultant lived close enough and I was told over the phone some pain was common. I was engorged with a bleeding nipple and was told to pump to let it heal, that just made things worse. By six weeks I had a nipple that a scab would be sucked off every time he nursed. The OB took one look at it, prescribed me Dr. Brown's All Purpose Nipple Ointment and sent me to a lactation consultant. She showed me the football hold, we fixed his latch. For the next six months I cried every time I nursed but I was bound and determined not to give up. By the time it healed, it looks as though half my nipple has been chopped off. It doesn't hurt anymore but it sure does look funny. :)

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Current: Salem, South Dakota
Birth: January 28
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*Pregnancy Team Player here at moms.com* I'm a stay at home mom to five and housewife. We are old fashioned it pretty much everything we do and still learning. Naturally-minded. Owner of the blog Stay at home Wife and Mom.
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