Anyone else find breastfeeding challenging?
It’s played off like it’s the most natural, instinctual thing in the world. So much that I feel shame and embarrassment at having a hard time with it.
We’ve faced our struggles with latching initially and now dealing with reflux that makes it so uncomfortable for baby to nurse—even though she’s gaining weight well nursing. Working with our dr and lactation and speech therapist to make sure there aren’t other issues like tongue tie, etc. Baby is gaining weight beautifully. But she is just so unhappy nursing—crying and screaming—and she takes the bottle so nicely. I’ve been pumping and bottle feeding lately except during night feeds which she does okay with still and I feel like it’s been better for both of our stress.
Trying to get over the guilt and feeling of “failing” at nursing 🥺