Hoping one of you lovely Mums can help me!
My daughter was born on Thursday 9th January by emergency c-section.
My milk came yesterday but I am having problems with her latching on & staying on.
She will latch on then a couple of seconds later pull off and try and go on again. This can happen several times with her getting more & more worked up.
I told the midwives at the start she was hurting my nipples and all of then just looked & said she was on properly. It looks like the top of my nipple is hitting the hard palate of her mouth.
Last night I had to express some into a bottle & get my husband to feed her because I have been so stressed out and the pain was so bad. I've switched holds and going to try a nipple shield today.
Can anyone help with tips on how to get her to stay on?
Also sometimes when she attaches it's like she can't breathe properly?
I live rurally and the only LC support is at the hospital I had my daughter and no actual consultant so I am in the process of seeking one out of the area.