I've written a few posts about my b'feeding woes and this one is out of more frustration. My daughter is 12 wks old and I've been waiting to turn this magical corner first at 2 weeks, then 6 weeks, then 8 weeks and now 12 weeks but I've still got sore nipples pretty much every feed. I've seen an LC, got a b'feeding pillow, spoken to the ABA, seen lots of videos and tried all sorts of techniques but our attachment is still not great. At one point I was having painless feeds on the right side but for what ever reason I feel that's gone backwards a bit. I was using a nipple shield on the left for 2 weeks for a persistently bad and shallow latch but my clever daughter is now refusing to feed off the shield! I've treated twice for thrush as well. I've tried different holds, even tried just no pillows and cradle hold yesterday but it was much worse. It's more bearable today with football hold using the b'feeding pillow.
I just want to find out if there are others like me who still struggled with sore b'feeds at 3 mths and when it got better for you? I'm over this pain and need some hope!