My DS is nearly 4mths old and I feel like giving up BF. I have had endless probs with feeding even though attachment has always been ok. My boobs are still sore as are my nipples and I hate the pains I still get with let down and when my milk is filling up again between feeds. My nipples are either a pinkish, white or bright red raw looking colour and I have been treated for various infections and been to a breastfeeding day stay program, contacted the ABA numerous times and seen a specialist lactation doctor, all of who have helped to a certain degree but I just feel that I am stuck at a point where I am over BF and I am not and haven't really enjoyed it
I read on this site somewhere about nipple vasospasm and wonder if that is what I have, it is about the only thing left that hasn't been ruled out, lol! But no one I have seen/spoken to seems to know anything about it. Deep down I know I want to continue BF but don't know if I have the mental capacity to keep going. I am feeling pretty down about it at the moment and I think really I am just looking for lots of encouragement to keep at it.
Bec (28) & Adam (26)
DS Corbin 16.09.04