Re: breastfeeding can be hard...
4 weeks is early, early days. And it does get better! My oldest daughter had an undiagnosed lip tie and perhaps a posterior tongue tie, as well. As a result, I spent the first 4.5 months (yes, MONTHS!) with horribly cracked nipples, immersed in a nightmare world of pumping, supplements, trips to the LC, weigh-ins for the baby... And let's not forget the tears and screaming. I was a traumatized mess and so was my husband. I gritted my teeth, took it day to day, and promised myself that I would wean my daughter at her first birthday.
But you know what? It got better! My poor abused nipples healed, my daughter started to gain weight from nursing alone, and I phased out the pumping and supplements and weigh-ins. By 5 months nursing was tolerable. By 6 months it was enjoyable. By 8 months I realized there was no way I wanted to wean at my daughter's first birthday- and I didn't! We nursed very happily for 3 years. And even though I had an unusually awful beginning, and took way longer than average to reach the pint at which nursing became enjoyable, I would not trade one second of our journey!
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!"