I have everything crossed that if I arm myself with so much more knowledge this time around I might have a better chance at success.
I think my son may have had a shallow latch too or maybe it was more of the issue that there wasn't much nipple sticking out for him to physically latch onto.
Yes I totally agree about the bf needing to be taught when you have the baby to practice with. I unfortunately didn't get the theory behind the techniques or the mechanics of breastfeeding prior so I think that was why I didn't succeed. My midwife also flew interstate to visit her son a few hours after my son was born so I didn't get that initial support either.
My Ob wants me to be in contact with the specialist lactation consultants at the hospital and then once I am home I will have the private lactation consultant visit me at home too.
Thanks for your reply 😃