today, i finally made my long-awaited visit to lactation consultant. after sorting through many pamphlets and recommendation, we went to see the lactation consultant in NUH, recommended by Rani.
and, boy, how could i waited for 5 days to see her! the advice work like magic and it makes things so much easier.
for the past two days, i’ve been having latching problems. it took us 30 to 45 minutes to get aina to latch on the breast. she kept arching her back and her tongue kept pushing the nipple out. then, she got frustrated and started wailing. i got frustrated because the breast is hurting and the sticky milk is all over my body. the breastfeeding session takes about an hour: 30-45 minutes for latching and 15 minutes for feeding. ugh.
but after the meeting with the consultant, it only took us a few seconds to get aina latched on to the breast — if she’s in a good mood. if she’s in the bad mood, it will take a little while to calm her down.
things went so well that both ari and i had time to go to get a haircut in the afternoon. yay!