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?
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11-09-2014 17:51 #1
If it hurts you are doing it wrong - true or false?
11-09-2014 17:54 #2
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.
11-09-2014 17:55 #3
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!
11-09-2014 18:03 #4
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.
11-09-2014 18:06 #5
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
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11-09-2014 18:08 #6Senior Member
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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!
11-09-2014 18:16 #7
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.
11-09-2014 18:17 #8Senior Member
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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
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11-09-2014 18:20 #9
11-09-2014 18:20 #10
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!
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