Aug 03, 2011
I never realized this before I had to start breastfeeding, but aparently I have something my nurse called 'flat nipples'. Meaning I don't have inverted nipples, but they're so flat that the baby can't latch on properly. I've been using nipple shields from the very beginning and it's been a struggle ever since. Some days are good, some days are bad, some are worse than bad. Lately it's been so frustrating that Luca cries for 15 minutes, tries to drink, can't, get's even more frustrated and cries some more. It's become nearly impossible to enjoy, since it takes 1,5 hours to do one feed sometimes. Therefor I've decided to stop breastfeeding. The frustration is just too much and starting to outweigh everything else. I feel guilty, because it seems like I'm just givin up because it gets hard. Truth is that I've really given everything I could to be able to breastfeed. I wasn't able to go into labor on my own, can't do breastfeeding without accessories... It seems like I can't do anything the natural way!