Hello I have a few questions about breast feeeding
I had my first child 2.5 weeks ago and I have been have trouble with breast feeding. It is very painful when she latches on. She sucks very hard. I had a lactation specialist come to help so now I am using a breast shield. Even with the breast shield, I have painful feeding and ok feedings. It looks like she is latched on correctly but not sure why I still have pain. Is it ok to continue to use the shield and will I ever get to BF with out it?
Also, I was feeding her 10 minutes on each breast until I read that I should only use one breast because the baby will not get the fatty milk, only the watery milk. Is this true? Do I use only one breast until she is finished and at the next feeding use the other breast? I have been trying that but I started leaking like crazy. Is it OK to be leaking this much? I was told I could pump but if I feed my baby every 2 to 3 hours and still have to pump, I will be either feeding or pumping every hour. Won't that stimulate too much milk? Please let me know if I should still continue to pump?