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Breastfeeding: Troubleshooting

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Early on in our breastfeeding journey, we struggled with using nipple shields (Charlotte had some trouble getting a latch on leftie) and cracked, bleeding nipples. Aside from those issues, the first ten seconds of nursing hurt for about six weeks. It was like little needles in my nipples. After about two weeks of things finally working correctly, I started having shooting pain through my breasts. (Just in time to go back to work! Awesome. . .) The pain was intense enough to wake me from a dead sleep, and lasted about month before it was corrected. I would lie in bed crying, and trying really hard to be quiet about it so I wouldn’t wake the baby.

Here’s the kicker – No one knew what it was. Read the rest of this entry