Posted: 05/04/2010 at 14:24
great idea to start this thread!
I'm finding it much easier this time round as i fed DS1 and now I'm feeding DS2, but even so I am surprised that i have got cracked, bleeding nipples and the latch seems to be fine.
With DS1 I had sore cracked nipples for weeks, I had to use the nipple shields for about a month and also i started to express and give the odd bottle to rest my nipples all within the first month. I never found any problems with nipple confusion. After the initial 6 weeks all settled down and i went on to feed until 8 1/2 months without any more problems! So am hoping it'll be the same this time round.
It seems my nipples have to get used to feeding ( I know some professionals would poo poo that but quite frankly I'm convinvced of it)
However, it is not the be all and end all to breast feed so you have to do what is right for you and your baby and not feel pressured by others.