I breastfed my DD1 for 6 weeks and would really like to feed longer this time if I can. I struggled with grazing and getting her to latch and I have flat nipples :-( I have been told that none of these things should effect my ability to breastfeed. I also had fantastic supply so that was never a problem and with nipple shields she fed easily.
So I have been reading and researching a lot and hanging around this section reading posts and trying to arm myself with more info. I feel like its just the hardest thing and everyone struggles. As much as I want to do it I just am so scared that its not going to work again. I would love to feed without nipple shields this time but I just don't know if that's possible. I read about horrid pain and feeding every hour and weeks on end of trying to get it right. I just don't think i can cope with all of that :-( i have a nearly 3 yr old this time so i cant feed every hour and spend hours trying to get it right. I totally respect and understand that mum and bub learn together and I am defiantly committed to trying again. I think I'm just feeling a bit disheartened.
So i guess I am just after so positive stories? Has it been easy for you? Anyone with inverted or flat nipples breastfed successfully? In need of some hope and Inspiration!