Our breastfeeding situation is deteriorating quickly. While the thrush is finally getting better (I started Diflucan on Friday), our latch seems to get worse every day. The pain is getting so intense that I am starting to get very anxious about feedings. I went to an appointment this morning and the LC basically said all our issues are due to my over-active let down; Monito is pulling away and clicking my nipple and readjusting his latch (making it more shallow) to deal with the spray. She said it will hopefully get better as he gets older and bigger and more able to handle my let down, but right now she has basically no advice to give me, except to try a nipple shield. (Isa and I tried a nipple shield and I remember being quite confounded by it. We ultimately abandoned the effort without it being much help. If anyone has anything to add about the pros and cons of nipple shields, please share them.)
So it looks like I have to find some advice elsewhere, which is why I’m writing this post. If you have any resources for improving one’s breastfeeding experience, like websites, books, your own stories, even DVDs (I know I had a DVD once but I have no idea where it is), please recommend/share them. I’m desperate to be proactive in improving this situation because I don’t know if I can keep this up and I really want to continue breastfeeding, at least for the three months that I’m home; I don’t see how we’ll survive cold and flu season without me sharing my immunities with Little Man. So if you have any tips or resources I’d be much obliged if you’d share them. Thanks!