Re: Extremely painful ready to give up!H
It sounds like you want some hands-on help from a professional. When you say your baby never has her tongue out of her mouth, that makes me wonder about tongue tie or a short tongue, two things which can make it very difficult to get a proper latch. Tongue ties can be released with a simple snip of the frenulum, so it's definitely worth talking to your LC and pediatrician about that possibility.
some questions for you:
- How has baby's weight gain been?
- What has her output of wet and poopy diapers been? And what color are the poops?
- When baby unlatches from the breast, what shape best describes your nipples: symmetrical, like pencil erasers, or asymmetrical/creased/wedged, like new lipsticks?
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!"