By Alyssa Fraser
My first child was born in 2007. I was blissfully unaware that breastfeeding was frequently difficult for women. I had no idea that there was anything more you had to do than put the baby’s mouth on your breast. I didn’t even know that the baby sucked the areola and not the nipple itself.
My baby girl Charli was 2.6kg and seemed starving. She wanted to be fed hourly. The first couple of days were confusing with conflicting information coming from the midwives. After one insisted the baby was on correctly, despite it being painful, my horrible journey of cracked and bleeding nipples began. Continue reading “Whatever works for you”