Hi Ladies, this forum was highly recommended to me, so I figure I'll give it a shot.
I just had my second baby on Monday. I gave up breastfeeding with my first after about a week. I am determined (although quickly becoming very discouraged) to breastfeed this time around.
Things seemed to start off ok, she latched on right after birth and the first day she seemed to be nursing alright. The second day, she wanted to nurse pretty much constantly through the night, but never seemed to get enough, everytime she'd stop, she'd sleep for a minute or two, and then wake up screaming until she was back on. After hours I was extremely sore, and had a nurse who was pretty negative about breastfeeding in general, but I stuck it out. It resulted in a blister, and me dreading the next time she'd want to feed. I spoke to the LC at the hospital, who suggested the football hold, and re-showed me how to get a correct latch. Last night was the same constant feeding for hours, which again had me extremely sore, but added on to the night before, I can barely handle it. I think I have a pretty high pain tolerance, and I'm in tears at just the thought of her being within a foot of my breast. I don't know what I'm doing wrong that is making it so painful. From my reading, it's her latch that's causing it, but everything looks correct. I know diaper count is important, and she's had about seven wet ones, and about four poopy ones. I'm not so much worried about her getting enough, but I'm not sure I can make it through the pain. I'd be glad to nurse all night if it didn't hurt(or if it was atleast tolerable pain). I guess I'm wondering if it's like this for everyone in the begining, or if there is something I'm doing wrong.
Sasha posted a thread in here for tips, and I read them and very much appreciate it. I'm drinking water like crazy, and while I'd love to sleep while she's sleeping, my fourteen month old has other ideas