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please help :( advice needed. .

I saw a lactation consultant today, i been reading thru out my entire pregnancy, and i been trying SOOO hard on the breastfeeding. . I want nothing more than to provide my baby girl with the best milk she can get but its sooo hard and painful most of the time. . I know its all about the latch and im working on it but still :( . . Will i feel better after the engorgement phase? Will it be easier and less painful? I dont wanna give up even tho it constantly runs thru my mind :( pls help. .
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it does get easier. if you can stick it out the first couple weeks nd perfect the latch, it gets much easier.
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I really am hoping so. . I get so close to quitting but then i back out and give her my breasts again. . I wanna keep trying. . Thanks so much for the comfort and reassurance (:
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Same thing happened to me. I was in tears overtime I fed and baby was latching on properly but it hurt so much. It did get a lot better though after a week or two.
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Thanks ((:
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Yes it gets so much better! If it helps try to feed every 1 hr 1/2 that should help bring the engorement down and get your nipples more used to it. My LO latch got much better at abot 6-7 weeks old. stick it out momma! You can do it <3
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ooh yeah, much easier, the first week or so is the hardest with the nipple tenderness, and engorgement, definitely feel every 1-3 hours and your breasts won't get so engorged, and your LO should be able to latch on easier!
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Nipple guards work brilliantly as well. If all else fails pump and feed instead - at least she'll still be getting your milk. It does take a month or so to perfect it so don't give up you're doing a great job x
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