my son is 6 weeks and since he' s born breastfeeding has been a nightmare...
at first awful pain in my nipples, my LO wasnt having any dirty nappy, important lost of weight... eventually after 2 weeks a midwife managed to show me how to have a better latch on and things got better, my son gained weight again and is fine now, my nipples were looking better and breastfeeding wasnt painful anymore except after feeds due to thrush but that is not the problem I am worried about.
I am concerned about feeding my LO almost non stop, but really everyday and night I feed him for hours and it is driving me mad, and he is upset too he is often crying and fussy on the breast and it is so frustrating when after hours of breastfeeding he is still crying because he is hungry so I start crying too and want to give up which makes me feel even worse because no I dont want to give up it is important for me to breastfeed only my so much loved son, mostly after all we have already been through.
I was sure that it didnt come from the latch on because it doesnt really hurt and looks really good even midwife and then health visitor told me that it was good but now I realise it mustnt be so good because after feeding my nipple is flattened... I didnt know it means bad latch on, I realised that yesterday so since I've been watching videos, websites, everything to figure out how to put more breast in my baby's mouth but I failed, my nipple keep going out flat and my baby spends more time nibbling that drinking.
I tried breast compression but when I do it my son stops any mouth's movement so it doesnt help.
If anyone has good tips to help me, I feel like I have already tried everything but I keep hoping there is something I can do so please help me...
thanks in advance