aww don't give up! It gets easier :)
She doesnt stay on! She latches on, then ***** for a bit then spits it out, she also has had like 5 bowel movements and wont settle!! Can i give her a dummy or will that make feeding worse?
S u c k s.... blinkin staring that word out lol
what do you mean a dummy? I had to use a breast shield because my son wouldn't latch on to my boob. I also pumped bottles. I guess after a few times the pain goes away. If your nipples are hurting then try a nipple lotion for soothing them.
Soak them in warm salt water and use lanolin on your nipples. Your nipples have to get used to bfing. Make sure she's latched correctly as well. Unfortunately they all break the latch frequently in the early days. You both have to learn how to bf and what works best for you both. Don't give up, mama!
My son is 12 days & I feel like giving up too. It feels like he's a pirahna!!! I hate feeding him because it kills! I dunno what to do. Using the sheild but it's just too.painful!
Don't give up!!! I know it hurts and it's even physically draining but you can do it. Once you get past the first week or two it will get a lot easier. I promise. It's really worth it.
I think you call dummies pacifiers (don't know howto spell it) in America-not too sure.
The first week is always the hardest, you will honestly get there. Try speaking to the health visitor when she comes around.
Some babies take a while to learn how to properly nurse. My older girls ha no problem and latched right away, but my son (10 weeks old) took a few days. It was frustrating at times because the girls were so easy.
Don't give up, she will get the hang of it.
Dnt give up ladies. It hurts but the bbys own saliva will heal down the pain and if they dry use them creams for frestfeeding so they won't hurt U as much... Ur bbys need ur milk at least for a couple of months... Be strong!!. U'll get over it later on..
Dont give up took me and baby 2weeks to get it down it would hurt me so bad for thoughs 2weeks it was so darn painful i would cry when feeding him and it finely stop hurting at 3week yay and now it great :) his 5weeks
A pacifier will make it harder, I wouldn't try it, a bottle, or pacifier aren't recommended until breastfeeding is well established. The first week or so is the hardest, but honestly if it's getting you overwhelmed and stressed out, that makes it worse, you're supposed to enjoy your newborn not be stressed out, so if you don't feel like you can do it, don't kick yourself over it. Do your best!
Thank u for ur words of support!! A dummy is a pacifier lol i tried her with one and she spat it straight out! Its frustrating cos last night she did so well and this morning, its just this afternoon and evening that have been stressful, tho we also came home so new environment for her n 2 dogs to meet so stress and excitement all round!! Ill talk to the midwife tomorrow see what she suggests. Thanks again ladies xxx
Don't give up, i know it hurts and is difficult but its sooo worth it. It took me and my little girl exactly 3 weeks to get it figured out,and pain free. We have now been successfuly bf for 4 months and have no plans to stop any time soon. See if you can talk to a lactation specialist or a member of the la leche league for help. I know when i was ready to give up due to the pain my midwife was so helpful and encouraging.