i have an 11 day old daughter who came into this world naturally. i thought that would be the hard part. But at least once it was over, it was over. I want to cry everytime i realize she's hungry. I was so excited to breastfeed, i really believe breast milk to be best and want to give my daughter that head start in the world. But i dont know how long i can do this.
She had a hard time latching onto my left side at first, and so i ended up feeding her more from my right. Now she's got the latch down, but when she feeds on the left I want to cry the whole time, it hurts so badly. So I end up still feeding her twice on the right for every time on the left, and now the right is bigger.
I wish i knew why it hurt so bad. I thought maybe it just wasnt toughened up yet since i fed less, but i think it should've caught up by now, and sometimes the right ends up aching too. She was born already chomping when they tested her sucking reflex she bit down, so maybe that's what it is, but then why the left so much more than the right?? Maybe I have the latch wrong, but i cant see how it could be any different.
anyway, sorry for the long post, i just dont know what to do, i never thought it would be this hard. help??