Hi ladies, just looking for some reassurance/support. I really feel like I'm getting to my breaking point this morning. This is going to be a bit of a vent so please bear with me. Daisy is 5 weeks old tomorrow and I have been ebf. She is gaining weight nicely, plenty of dirty/wet nappies etc so the problem isn't with her. Breast feeding support lady said latch is spot on as well. And I'm really proud that her progress is all down to me, and don't get me wrong, I love the closeness we have. I'm just feeling a mixture of emotions I guess? My nipples have been so sore for what feels like forever now - I bought shields which seems to be helping but not sure if its a long term solution? This morning I've woken up and my right boob is really sore. Like deep inside, it's sort of a burning pain. Hurts when I move, which obviously isn't great! Also when she feeds from this side, towards the end she'll get really fussy and I feel like there's no milk left so I swap her over to the other side to satisfy her. I don't have to do that when I start the feed on the left. She feeds for ages! Like on average for about an hour each time. Is that normal?! And sometimes she's fed for an hour, she'll lie down for 20mins and then she's turning her head, sucking her fist etc again which turns to crying that can only be soothed by boob. And she'll eat more! I also feel guilty that OH cant really help when all she wants is me. I have ordered a pump that should be arriving in the next couple of days so hopefully he can take over a feed in the evening. Not only that but I just wish I was a bit more free. I know that sounds so selfish I feel awful, but I just want to be able to have some time for myself and have a glass of wine you know? And not feel like a milk machine. I have just sat here crying my eyes out while she's crying for food after having already fed her for an hour and just feel so awful. Whenever I tell OH how I'm feeling he just says he doesn't want me to be upset and that we should just switch to formula/combi. Usually I'm adamant that I want to carry on, but this morning it just feels like too much hard work. I haven't really had any wobbles like this up until now, not sure where it's come from really. All just feels too much today. Maybe because she was up quite a lot last night and I feel like I'm getting a cold. I feel terrible for feeling this way cos I know it's the best thing for D and that's the only thing that matters. It's just hard when I'm in pain Christ, sorry for the essay! Hope someone can offer some advice or just let me know that it gets easier. Tapatalking!