Dear New Nursing Mom,
Yes, I know it hurts. I hope someone warned you that it would. No one told me that I would be so sore, cracked and bleeding. I had read somewhere that it “shouldn’t hurt if latched correctly”, and let me tell you- that’s a lie. I called my mom in the middle of the night to help me, because it hurt so bad. And he had a perfect latch.
But you know what? It’s worth it. And it does get better and heal. I promise. My mom kept telling me that over and over when I complained or it was hurting. Sometimes it takes two or three weeks. Or like me, it can take five or six weeks to feel better and heal. But it will, I promise.
Stick with it if you can. It’s so worth it for you and your baby. You’ll enjoy the sweet time you have just cuddling and talking with your sweet babe. Them looking into your eyes and smiling at you makes you wish time would stand still…even for a minute. I’ve been told I’m going to blink, and he’ll be grown, so I am savoring every minute, every detail of this time right now.
Remember, this is only for a time. A very short season of life. Enjoy the beauty and struggles of each new day with your newborn. ❤