Re: Painful latch/ pumping struggles
Welcome, mama, and congratulations on the new baby! I am sorry you've had such a tough time nursing her so far. Since you're an experienced nursing mom, I am sure you know what a good latch feels like, and it sounds like your LO just doesn't have that. So, has she been checked for tongue-tie? And are the LCs at the doc's office IBCLCs?
Regarding pumping, what sort of pump do you have, how often are you using it, and how much milk are you able to pump in a session? And how does pumping feel?
I'm sorry you don't have emotional support at home. It's really hard not to have that. Wee'll do our best to give it you, though! You won't be the first person to come here for a shoulder to cry on in addition to advice on nursing.
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