It’s World Breastfeeding Week! I have been thinking about what I wanted to write to add to the Breastfeeding Blog Hop, and I started thinking back to my experiences, and what helped me from the very beginning. First and foremost, my husband and I took a breastfeeding class with a lactation consultant, which I highly recommend for any expectant parents. At the class, we were given little slips of paper that said “I eat at Mom’s” to put in our baby’s bassinet after she was born. I packed my little slips of paper in the overstuffed labor bag, and tucked them in my baby’s bassinet before she even left the delivery room. I wanted to be sure that no one was going to accidentally give my baby a bottle or pacifier without talking to me first.
Tag Archives: Nipple Confusion
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