Anyone else feel they need six hands to breastfeed? I know we aren't even two weeks into it yet, but I was hoping to be better at this by now. The lactation consultant helped with latch. Correct latch hasn't been an issue... Getting her to calm down long enough to latch initially is a PITA.
According to the LC, I need to hold her head and my breast to get a correct latch... Also I'm supposed to hold her hands out of her mouth, prevent my breast from blocking her nose, and keep a cold rag on hand to keep her awake... The rag doesn't work BTW... It just makes her mad enough to break the latch.
And if I hear, " A correct latch shouldn't hurt" one more time, someone is getting kicked in the knee caps.
I just feel like I'm doing everything wrong. I have no intentions of stopping especially since LO is eating great and growing. But I've had three tearful breakdowns today trying to get her to calm down and just latch on... Maybe it is just a rough day. Thanks for letting me vent!
ETA: Someone please tell me my nipples won't be this sore forever!!