My daughter is currently 4 weeks old, today on the dot. I want to breastfeed her so bad for as long as I can, i always failed at breastfeeding, my nipples are super sensitive all the time, so breastfeeding was extremely painful and caused such high anxiety that after 2-3 weeks i gave up with both my previous daughters. Although my hubby was a great supporter of me and whatever choice i made, i have no one else. My mother-in-law doesnt care to see us at all, her granddaugher is 4 weeks old and shes never met her...not from my lack of effort to encourage her to stop byt hospital, and even took my daughter out 8 days old to July 4th parade hoping to see grandma, turns out she left the state for over a week and hasnt made a single effort to see us since she got home. My family lives 12hrs away and although my mom keeps telling me to be strong and hang in there, she wasnt raised around breastfeeding (neither was I) but to her its weird and she would just as soon bottle feed so we dont discuss the difficulties of it cause I know her fall back was just go with formula, no stress that way.
My problem is im in so MUCH pain!! My nipples are so sore i cry when she latches on, her latch on my right breast looks good, its the least painful nipple, but both nipples hurt like hell latching on, during a feeding and between feedings...someone suggest i might have thrush but i dont see the white spots in lil angels mouth and the nipple description isnt helpful really.
I cross cradle hold on my right breast, and usually football hold on the left, occassionally i can cross cradle on left too but its not often. I dunno what to do, ive tried moist heating pads, ice tried cold packs, ive tried pumping, ive tried alternating feeds on only 1 breast at a time, i use lanolin after every feed religiously
I dont want to quit again, i want to get past this, but i dont know where to get help, i tried looking up lactation consultants in my town but found 0 = looked up LLL support groups, the 2 links close to my area..led to error 404 website not found
Any tips or help would be so appreciated - i see my daughters pediatrician in 5 days but i cant wait that long for answers