I am 12 days into my BF journey with my DS #2, he is actually my fourth, I have attempted to BF all and have not been very successful:( I have given up around 3-6 months. With my last son I nearly cried every time bc it hurt sooo bad, I now know that it was bc he was tounge tied really badly.
So here we are today DS2 is 12 days old and it hurts sooo bad not only when he latches on but while he is nursing, sometimes once I get him latched the pain will let up a little. My nipples look like a new tube of lipstick on the end after nursing, the bottom side of them turns dark blue almost purple, the end of my left one turns white because it is callosed almost:(
I went to the BF support group at the hospital on Tuesday and the LC told me she thought it might be a good idea to take him to see an ENT about his tounge so I am making an appointment for that. She also helped me get him latched on and it didn't hurt as bad so I was excited thinking I had a solution for some relief but now he pulls back and won't keep as muchof my Breast in his mouth so it is right back to hurting soo bad. The last issue is the burning shooting pain that has started in my nipples after I finish nursing, it will last any where from a few minutes to half an hour:(
Sorry so long, any words of encouragment or your experience will be much appreciated! I am determined to succeed at this journey pain or no pain:)