Hi. My baby Max is nearly six weeks, and I have really struggled with feeding. It was fine in hospital but as soon as my milk came in the feeding went downhill. At four weeks (after desperation) I went to a breastfeeding clinic at a major hospital. That didn't help at all, the nurses just said he was putting on weight and to keep persisting. I joined the Australian Breastfeeding Association, and they watched a feed. That didn't help, they just said to keep persisting too.
I was getting more and more anxious, so I called in a lactation consultant (as there was no way I wanted to give up). That was the BEST thing I ever did. She was able to look at where I fed, how I fed, and at Max's mouth. She realised I had an oversupply and huge letdown that was scaring Max, and told me how to overcome this problem.
I don't know why nobody else could help, but if you're struggling and thinking of giving up breastfeeding, ring a lactation consultant asap - it saved my nipples, my baby and my sanity.
Has anyone else had trouble like this?