Re: New Mommy with Latch Issues
I agree with pp. a hard reality sinks in about 6 weeks: no amount of mastering breastfeeding will keep a baby happy all the time! Thay can be well fed and still scream for an hour ( sometimes two or three) every night. You just have to figure out what works for you. You might check out harvey karp's bookon soothing, "happieat baby on the block" -- that was a lifesaver for us bc it gave my totally-new-to-infants husband a set of strategies. What worked best for us was bouncing and dancing to afrojazz, of all things. Our boy just loves Fela Kuti. When i was too tired to dance, i wd bounce on a pilates ball. I thought that wd never end, but the routine evening crying stopped at about 4-5 mos for us. When it. Wd get really bad and i was alone, i wd bounce him and listen to books on tape on my headphones. Those days were just about staying sane! Good luck!
Mother to a sweet boy, born at 34 weeks on 2/11/11.
Proud that I grew 26 lbs of baby before solids, and still counting...
We received banked milk in the NICU. Thank you, donors!!!