ANY Nursing Mommys out there?

@ersmommy1 (12600)
United States
March 6, 2008 3:52pm CST
In the beginning, nursing hurts. It hurt so badly that my hands would shake. You can get chapped and cracked and bleed. The books say this only happens if you are doing it terribly wrong, but even when you do it right, you may get an infection. Other things can go wrong, too, such as plugged milk ducts, which sound just as dreadful as they are. Many doctors are useless when it comes to helping in these cases.I think more moms would stick with it if they were told some of the things that can go wrong! Good luck and stick with it if you can. If not remember Formula is FINE it is not an evil brew!!
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@kellys3ps (3728)
• United States
5 May 08
I am no longer nursing - my youngest is 2, but I do remember those days - it was painful at times.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
7 Mar 08
Neither of my children took to nursing. I tried, but it was not a long term thing. I did pump for a little while, but not long. They were both on formula by the time they were a month old. My son did not get so much as an ear ache until he was almost a year old. My daughter has GERD, but that is not something that nursing would have prevented.