Update!

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  1. tambo1976

    tambo1976 Well-Known Member

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    I'd had enough! Sat night was horrendous, he wouldn't latch, kept ripping the nipple shield off in temper and I really thought that would be the end of my bf journey. I was just in tears, so frustrated that I was failing but on Sunday I carried on trying, much the same frustration so I decided to seek more help on Monday before throwing the towel in. It really was my last ditch effort.

    So I walked to the local maternity hospital and asked to speak to someone who could help me with BF and a lovely mw came to my rescue. We sat in a room and she simply told me to feed him as I would if I was at home. Instantly she questioned why I was using a Nipple shield. She told me to leave it, my nipples were fine and they were just making life more difficult for me. She reckons I was using the shields as some kind of crutch but they just wasnt needed.

    Then I showed her how Scott tries to latch but just gets furious, screaming in a rage and she explained exactly what she thought the problem was. Apparently it's positioning. She said I was holding him wrong. My hand was behind his head and she said to him it felt like I was forcing his head on. She then showed me lol. She pushed my head forward, like I was with Scott, then she said "now try and open your mouth" obviously it was impossible and instantly I understood what I was doing wrong!

    Since this morning he has had 3 feeds and they have all been a dream! Instead of holding the back of his head I have only held the top of his shoulders/neck and haven't used a shield and he has been golden.

    I'm so happy!! Just thought I would share my good news. Today is the start of my bf journey and I'm going to forget all the bad feeding sessions lol xxx :)

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  2. SaraLouise

    SaraLouise Well-Known Member

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    Soo good and well done you for actually seeking help before giving up!

    Hopefully its all roses from now on!
     
  3. SeonaidMac

    SeonaidMac Well-Known Member

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    Yay well done you xx and well done for seeking help hun xx
     
  4. Karate Kid

    Karate Kid Well-Known Member

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    Bless you sweetie, so pleased for you! Positioning is important, shields are such a faff, I couldn't wait to have to stop using them!!

    We took C to Cranial osteopathy to help release his neck and tongue after all the issues we had and it really helped xx


     
  5. stargirl

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    Well done you :) xx


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  6. Nicnax

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    Brilliant- just goes to show how important support is, and how just finding someone understanding can make all the difference! Well done for seeking help, and her' s to you being able to bf for as long as you want! :)
     
  7. Kate1985

    Kate1985 Well-Known Member

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    So pleased for you sweetie :) congrats xxxx
     
  8. tweetyfoo

    tweetyfoo Well-Known Member

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    Well done! x
     
  9. Petit Pois

    Petit Pois Well-Known Member

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    That's great news! Happy for you :)


    Tapatalking!
     
  10. EmiLou123

    EmiLou123 Well-Known Member

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    This is brilliant, well done for not giving up and seeking some advice. Hopefully it gets easier by the day for you now :) such an aspiration to others x

    tapatalking x
     
  11. babymother

    babymother Well-Known Member

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    Well done tambo! Sometimes the simplest solutions really help with a Breastfeeding issue :hug:
     
  12. l_maclean

    l_maclean Well-Known Member

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    :yay: that's great news. Xxx


    On my iPhone - so cant see tickers :(
     
  13. knopk@

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    So made up for you hun x

    Tapatalking so cant see signatures
     
  14. BevG

    BevG Well-Known Member

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    yaaaaaay, it really is all about being stubborn and repeatedly seeking help if your struggling
     
  15. Mrs Wibbily

    Mrs Wibbily Well-Known Member

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    Well done, isn't it magic when it works right?xxx
     

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