Ever since the moment I started to bf I've been having issues, in the hospital my nipples were so sore I thought I would die. I asked every nurse that came into my room if I was doing it right. They would give me advice and when I thought we had it down, it still wasn't doing anything different. I also requested to see the lactation consultant several times during my two day stay in the hospital. Still, when I got home my nipples were killing me. There were so many times I wanted to give up, but I am still solely breastfeeding.
I am still having pain, not like at the hospital, thank God, but mainly latch on pain and also pain after feeding her. I have noticed also that my left nipple seems like it may be blistered and often times it is purple/blue when she is done. I'm almost sure she is not latching on right from watching videos and pictures. I tried the cross-cradle hold and I'm super short so my arms just can't manuver her. I also try the sandwhich to get that deep latch, but it just seems that she gets a smaller latch. I try most of the time to relatch her, but there are only far and few between times when we actually get a good latch. I have noticed that Lansinoh helps as well as airing out my nipples but she is going on 4 weeks and I don't know if this can be corrected. Any advice?? I want to continue without being so frustrated.
Thanks for any help.