When my second child, Mark, was born in November 2012, he was 9 lbs., almost 22 inches long and perfect. But, right away, I noticed nursing was painful. I figured that he just didn't have the hang of it yet. In the hospital, I spoke with the lactation consultant on more than one occasion. She was helpful, but generally only reassured me that he would get better and to not give up. By the time we went to his two-week doctor's appointment, I knew something was wrong; nursing was often uncomfortable and my nipple looked flat on the bottom after he finished nursing. I was told he was just a lazy eater and that I needed to work harder at getting him to latch better.
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