Leeann - posted on 01/07/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )
With my son I only breastfed for about a month, it was so painful that every time I had to feed him I sat and cried the entire time. It got to the point where my nipples were actually bruised, and I decided to take a break and pump instead but never went back to breastfeeding. I was in the hospital for about a week after my son was born (had an emergency C-section, and ended up getting a uterus infection) so I had sufficent time to learn to get him to latch properly but I guess I wasn't doing some thing right.
I have my second son on the way (due in a week and 5 days) and want to breastfeed but i'm afraid that it will be as painful as it was before. Has any one else had this happen? I know it's going to be a bit tender the first little while, but this was extremely painful (and I can take a lot of pain). And any advice on how to make it less painful?