I'll make a new thread over here, as bubs is almost 4 months old. Holy cow! We've made it longer than I thought, especially in the thick of things. Yay us.
But I keep hearing that at some point, breastfeeding is actually not painful. Hmm. Really? I am finding this hard to believe. Not to be a martyr or anything, but I will stick with this as long as possible because it is the right thing to do, but dang it hurts like heck! Every suckle/bite is like sandpaper! My firm vow during pregnancy never to swear in front of my child has gone out the window because I curse like a sailor just about every time he latches on. I am growing to really hate breastfeeding and honestly I just count the days left like a prison sentence. Lately, too, he will bite, twist, scratch and pull on my nipples, sliding them out of his mouth and farting these epic farts, then fussing because he pulled a boob out of his mouth! After a few minutes of this I just have to unlatch him and put him down for a minute, it's just too painful.
He still wants to nurse every 45 minutes and I am fearful that I am just not making enough. But diaper count and growth seems to be good, so I can't figure. I guess I just want some sympathy and reassurance that for some women it just hurts. Grr.