Re: First Time
Breastfeeding is not easy, but it does get easier. Every time you feel like giving up, wait 24 hours. I never wanted to give up after that 24 hour waiting period.
Just relax!! It took four weeks before I nursed without pain. I had been trying so hard to get in the 'right position,' I didn't allow myself to just relax. A little glass of wine helped fix that problem and it has been (mostly) smooth sailing ever since.
Everyone has a preference for nipple balm - having never tried anything else, I like Earth Mama Angel Baby nipple butter . My LC recommended just plain old Olive Oil too.
Seek support. Whether it's family, a mom's group, friends, online, whatever, support is so important!
Homesteading Homemaker of The Pastorale
. Married the best husband ever May 2009
, Mama to Little Monster 9-2-12
, Little Miss 9-14-14
, Faith, our forever baby, 2-10-16
and Baby Skywalker December 2016