I had a breastfeeding consultant come out and help with Reuben, but, due to Reuben’s tongue tie being unable to be cut, because I have keloid scaring which Reuben inherited, I had to stop breastfeeding. This was also the case for my second son, Sylas, who really struggled to latch and began to lose weight. With COVID-19, extra support also wasn’t available to help with Sylas.
While still breastfeeding, I found that I had a good supply but not enough to keep up with the babies, I also began to get very sore full breasts. Because of this, I started expressing to keep up with the babies’ needs.
If I could give myself any advice, it would be to not worry so much and try not to feel guilty about breastfeeding not working, as long as the baby is fed, that’s all that matters. It’s not the end of the world if you can’t breastfeed and your baby will still thrive regardless.