I am pregnant now and have heard lots of horror stories about the pain and bleeding during breastfeeding. Can you offer some comforting words?

A good breastfeeding latch should not be painful for a mother. Breastfeeding shouldn’t be painful at all. If you feel any discomfort, that means you need help. To know whether you need help, you need to give breastfeeding a try. There’s no way to know if it will be painless or painful until you try. You are not alone. Help is available.

Some mothers don’t know that breastfeeding shouldn’t be painful because they have family members who tell them that it is supposed to be painful. If there is a real issue and it’s not corrected, the mother will suffer. It’s important to address this.

Excerpt from Answering breastfeeding questions ( Thots N Tots & SusuIbu.Com )

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