Evan - posted on 06/24/2012 ( 18 moms have responded )
My son is a week old and had trouble latching on properly. I didn't know anything about a proper latch and he nursed from the nipple alone for the first three days. I have been experiencing a lot of pain while nursing and have started using a nipple shield and taking antibiotics for mastitis. Im expressing the milk he doesn't take by hand to empty by breasts and pumping when I can but Im still experiencing a lot of pain and discomfort. I really want to breastfeed my son and don't want to give up and switch to formula but I don't know what else to do, he's always hungry and its so painful most of the time. I didn't get much help calling the hospital and I dont think there is a lactation consultant anywhere close to me. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!!