Hi all, well it's week two of feeding my first baby son. He has always been a challenge to latch on one side, even the hospital struggled with him. Now he is getting stronger he throws his head about latches really painfully and pulls back while feeding, which causes me to be in agony and I end up crying each time I need to feed him on that side, which I'm sure he will be picking up on too.
As a result he's fed more from the other side (as sometimes even after half an hour of pretend sucking and throwing his head around he still won't latch), but this has meant I'm really sore on the 'good' side too now, and am starting to dread feeding from that as well.
I want to breastfeed so badly, but if this continues I really dont know that I can. I wondered if anyone expressed a feed, and at what stage they introduced this?
I have tried lanolin cream, hand expressing a little and rubbing it in etc. but the severe pain is still there....please help!?