Re: First Time
I had the same trouble with pain and scabs and this is not normal! I would be screaming in Tears when he nursed! I finally went to a lactation consultant and they were wonderful! Do you have access to one of those? And do you have a pump? I found that it was easier for me to pump while my nipples healed and then keep trying once they healed. A poor latch will continue to hurt however, so that has to be corrected. We also found that a different position worked better on my left side. And also, my DS was three weeks early and tiny. Once he started to get bigger, it seemed like the latch was deeper. Hope this helps!