Re: Is it me?
5 weeks is still so young! I know a lot of people will blithely say "Oh, everything gets better at 6 weeks!" like it works that way for everyone. And it doesn't. Many people see improvement by the 6 week mark, or before. And plenty of women have to wait longer. It took me months- but I had awful cracks. The fact that you don't suggests that it's not going to be months before you're able to nurse without that 30-second sizzle.
Has anyone suggested the nipple sandwich technique to you? That can be really helpful when you're trying to cram a lot of breast into a tiny newborn mouth.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"