I actually visited the LLL website out of desperation and signed up for this forum because I'm sitting here in tears dreading my 3 week old's waking up.
I have been doing very well with breast feeding. I woke up this morning and felt pretty full and slightly uncomfortable. So because dd was sleeping I decided to pump some milk. This was my first time pumping. I got 4 ounces. which for me is a whole lot. I was so excited. then my daughter woke up adn i decided to bf her. My god. I was met with the most excruciating pain, i just cried. I yelled and my husband came running upstairs to see what happened. sigh. my nipples are sore and i am scared. i've seen where all the posts said it would go away but i still have 12 hours in my day and will need to feed her at some point. I gave her the expressed milk at the second feeding. but that's almost all gone and when she wakes up she'll be pretty hungry.
Sorry about this long post but i was totally frustrated with feeding my first daughter despite my initial enthusiasm. I failed at that and had to give her formula.
This time around, for number 2 I was determined to get it right. I met wiht a lactation consultant who showed me the right techniques etc. I couldn't believe (based on my experience with first born, now two years old) it was possible to breastfeed without pain. I was enjoying it and telling everybody how well i was doing.
Now this. I feel so scared and deflated.
sorry to be venting.
i guess i just need to hear it a whole lot that it will be okay. i have seen that on other posts but it just made me cry because i'm going through this awful pain now.
i had my nipples out to air dry and rubbed some milk on them...but walking around with the nipples hanging just led to spots on the floor from dripping milk. so now they are in my bra waiting fearfully for the little one to wake up.