Re: Newborn help.
It WILL get easier mama! I nursed DS2 after birth and for his first day before he spent 3 weeks in the NICU and I hated it then. It was hard and gave me the worst afterbirth pains (though that's how I knew he was doing it right lol). I nursed at least once a day during the NICU stay but mainly EPed until he was 10 weeks old. I never gave up trying to BF and one day it just seemed to click, like everyone tells you. It was amazing. He's had 1 or 2 bottles since (now 4 months) and we're finally starting to nurse without the shield. We still have improvements to make but you'd never tell he wasn't a boob man. His weight gain did seem to slow a tiny bit and we have a WCC in a week but he's peeing and pooping like a champ.
Keep doing what your doing. Baby isn't even a week old- things will fall into place soon. The first 6 weeks are the hardest. Great job!
Alycia + Tom = 2 Labor Day babies! Tommy (9/09) + Vinny (9/12)
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