Re: Breast feeding painful
With my second baby I had some pretty bad nipple trauma, like you are describing. This wasn't my first experience with BFing, so I knew she had a somewhat shallow latch and we were working on it, but even when we got a really good latch it still hurt and I could not get the blisters and sores to heal. The LC at the hospital and my pediatrician recognized that she had a very minor tongue tie and I was referred to a BFing specialist. The BFing specialist agreed that the tissue on the tongue tie looked minor but the range of motion of my daughter's tongue looked like she had more; it was obviously inhibited. We had it clipped that day and the improvement was immediate. My point being, how bad it looks might not indicate how bad it really is.
My little man was born 12/17/2010.
Baby girl was born 4/30/2014.