Re: Excitement and anxiety about breastfeeding and bringing home baby.
i tried to breastfeed with both of my kids when they were born. with my son he had such a hard time latching on and when he finally did it wasn't exactly on my nipple so i ended up getting like a cut or sore where he was sucking and it made it extremely painful. the nurses were not that helpful where i had him either. they drove me nuts by putting these tubes with bottle formula and taped it to my nipple so he would be more interested and try and feed but that did not work. when i went home i made an appt through WIC called mothersplace and they really got him to latch on but when i got home i could not do it.
bad experience. i did feel awful and felt that i was neglecting him and cried. hormones.
with my daughter i thought i would try again and this time in the hospital it wasnt as weird and the nurses were so helpful. the only bad thing was that again she was having a hard time latching on and they ended up putting those sheilds to make my nipple come out more. when i got home i gave up and ended up bottle feeding. i was so engorged that she could not latch on.
i talked to my obgyn this time and she looked at my nipples and told me that they were flat and thats why i was having such a hard time. i did feel better because it wasnt all my fault.
i would love to try again but i feel like i am setting my self up for failure again.
i guess we'll see how i feel when my new baby girl comes.
i thought about even pumping so at least she is getting all the benefits so we'll see.
goodluck with everything,
Last edited by girl75; 01-27-2006 at 09:47 AM.