+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 33
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    23,042
    Thanks
    6,287
    Thanked
    17,288
    Reviews
    10
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    Bubhub Blogger - Thanks100 Posts in a week

    Default If it hurts you are doing it wrong - true or false?

    I've been watching a video on deep latch technique by an LC who says if it hurts you are doing it wrong.

    I have an awful bfing record with horrible attachment and pain issues. Is this true or can you have the right attachment and it still hurts?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    6,721
    Thanks
    3,792
    Thanked
    3,839
    Reviews
    17
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 14/11/14100 Posts in a week
    Bf hurt me like hell but I was doing it right. I have sensitive nipples and the pain it caused was horrendous.

    I think if it hurts and is causing physical trauma (eg blisters etc) you may be doing it wrong.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    3,414
    Thanks
    838
    Thanked
    1,113
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I am not sure, but I had a lot of breastfeeding challenges with my DS including pain and cracked nipples. I saw many LCs who all said his latch was fine. Even now at 22mths feeding is painful quite regularly (though nowhere near as bad as early on). My theory is that although his latch looks okay from the outside there is something not quite right with it!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    3,256
    Thanks
    325
    Thanked
    985
    Reviews
    13
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Dd had lip tie so latching on outside looks good but not on inside if that makes sense? I can tell when she's not on correctly it hurts like hell.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    791
    Thanks
    246
    Thanked
    774
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    It hurt for me for the first 6.5 weeks even though I was told numerous times his latch was fine. I think it just takes time to get used to

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to Heids89 For This Useful Post:

    Starfish30  (11-09-2014)

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    17,763
    Thanks
    5,099
    Thanked
    8,703
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    Awards:
    Past Moderator - Thank you
    100 Posts in a week
    I think this is true for some women but two of mine had a good and correct latch and it was still painful - very painful with my first - for 4 to 6 weeks. I also had toe curling pain with every letdown for the first month.

    Number three had the worst attachment ever because of his massive tongue tie and prematurity and we were never able to correct it, so it always was uncomfy with him but I think I'd developed rubber nipples by then!

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    8,805
    Thanks
    7,267
    Thanked
    9,720
    Reviews
    5
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Imagine someone sucking on your earlobe for 30-40 mins every two hours. Even if done "properly" a bit of tenderness and soreness is to be expected- because it's not something you're used to. It should lessen if doing properly- and if tongue and lip ties are ruled out.

  9. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Atropos For This Useful Post:

    bitterpure  (11-09-2014),btmacxxx  (11-09-2014),chickenfoot83  (11-09-2014),Sonja  (11-09-2014),Starfish30  (11-09-2014)

  10. #8
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    10,012
    Thanks
    14,124
    Thanked
    7,612
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    False, my latch was perfect and so was bubs - my LC said so - vasospasm doesn't care if you are doing it right or wrong

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to beebs For This Useful Post:

    MsViking  (11-09-2014)

  12. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    7,053
    Thanks
    6,263
    Thanked
    5,481
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week - Most posts for the week ending 5/6/2014
    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    False, my latch was perfect and so was bubs - my LC said so - vasospasm doesn't care if you are doing it right or wrong
    Exactly this for me and DS1.

    DS3 the pain was horrendous as well but the LC said it was due to me tensing up every time because I was so petrified of it hurting so badly again. Vaspospasm sucks!

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  13. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    278
    Thanks
    132
    Thanked
    89
    Reviews
    13
    Even with correct latch the first 8 weeks hurt like hell. My nipples were tender and sore & I would feel like crying & quitting! But eventually my nipples got used to it. I still occasionally get sore, but it doesn't last long.. So in my opinion this no pain thing is BS!


 

Similar Threads

  1. My whole tummy hurts :(
    By fluffykitty in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 24-02-2014, 11:21
  2. My tummy hurts all the time!!
    By Zanne in forum Postnatal & General Women's Health Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-11-2013, 11:48
  3. My pelvis hurts :(
    By fluffykitty in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 28-10-2013, 17:11

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
Transition into Parenthood / Calmbirth Sydney
Julie's Transition into Parenthood and Calmbirth courses for pregnant couples will get you ready, prepared and organised for the wonderful birth of your beautiful new baby. Birth Support Doula training provided in 2017 open to all. Call 0401 265 530
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!