A breasfeeding journey part 5.
Then I remembered a midwife specialized in lactation that I met while pregnant and I took an appointment with her. I was putting all my faith in her and I explained the situation with all the horrible details and an open heart. She told me that in fact I had no wounds so that's why nobody of the medical staff was giving too much attention to my situation (not because they didn't care but because they didn't know what else to do) but that my pain was real and that breastfeeding didn't have to be so painful. She told me to stop beating myself up about it, that it was nobody's fault because Elliott and me were both trying to do our best. She put Elliott on a scale, then asked me to breasfeed him, then she weight him again. She told me that he was eating enough, that we were both making a good job, that the position was good but she showed me exactly how to put my shoulders, how to put the baby at the breast, how had to be his mouth, then she gave me a silicon protection and we trained a couple of times. After that she gave me a cream that was treating any kind of possible skin problem (fungus, inflammation, infection). She told me that she gives it only when necessary but that she was sure that in my case this could help. After more than one hour consultation I went back home with a lot of information on what was happening to my body while breastfeeding, one silicon nipple protection, the APNO (All Purpose Nipple Ointment of Dr Jack Newman) and fresh hope #tobecontinued Keep reading my story on day 6.