Please help me!
I have a 9 day old. The first day in the hospital my baby latched on wrong all day. I had not yet seen the LC. The next day the LC came to see me and showed me how to correctly latch her on. But by this time my nipples were already creased like a pancake, had black scabs and were bleeding. However, she latched on correctly that day. But the second we got home (third day) she would not latch on correcty if she latched on at all. She got very fussy, throwing her arms and her legs around. So bottom line, I had to supplement with formula so she could get enough. Eventually I could not breastfeed at all because my nipples were hamburger meat with pieces of skin hanging off. So I was pumping and giving her formula. It KILLED me to do this. I broke down several times in tears because I could not breastfeed my baby. Now my nipples are healed, So we went to see the LC at my pediatricians office today and my baby latched on correctly (without help from LC) and fed for 15 minutes on each side. But AGAIN, once we got home, she started to latch wrong and my nipples are becoming pancaked again...and slightly painful when she feeds.
Do you think she just needs to get more areola in her mouth? I make sure her lips are flanged and I point my nipple towards the roof of her mouth.... I am just so overwhelmed. I dont want my nipples to get trashed again. Thanks