@Cbeanz Honestly a pediatrician not supporting bfing is a deal breaker for me.ME TOO! We've been with this practice for years bc they're #1 rated in our city. But honestly the deal was broken before today. We're changing offices.
@mcdonald-bailey Changing latch techniques helped with the pain? I was just coming here to get some ideas! When my lo fully latches and sucks, it is so painful! I'm hoping to change things up enough that she and I are both more successful. I think she gets lazy and has a shallow latch half the time.
I'm not a mom yet but met with the lactation consultant as part of our birthing class @ the hospital; one thing she mentioned was pumping for a minute (maybe two) prior to breastfeeding to allivate the pain. I'm not sure I've read that suggestion yet, but she said it can make latching easier, as well as generally relieving pain from engorged breasts.
The lactation consultant was offering this for people w/issues that couldn't be addressed by massage, it wasn't a first option at all - but I'm curious, why opposed? She had breasts w/various nipple shapes & when they were overengorged & hard it was easy to see why a LO could have so many problems latching.
Apparently having ended breastfeeding only about 6 months ago has given me an abundance of milk this go around. Sounds great however with her tummy being so small we are having a lot of gas and spit up issues. After feeding I've been holding her upright a good 20 min and we've only been feeding one side each time but she's still getting way too much for her to handle hopefully her belly grows fast and everything resolves itself so I can stop having flash backs to DS with reflux and me sleeping in a chair ... any other moms with young toddlers having this issue?
Anyone else feel like this today?