Baby is only around 8 hours old and has fed 4 times since birth, first time for around 40 mins and then 15/20mins thereafter. The after pains get so bad when feeding I have to stop and take him off. Is this going to be enough if I keep wimping out?
When will this get better? Can't believe how awful they are, this is my 3rd baby so I know they get worse with each one but this is like labour. And labour is all too fresh in my mind!
Had latch checked and all fine, seems satisfied after feeding but no wet nappy yet. Just one little poo.
I would have had gas and air to deal with the after pains if they had allowed it. make sure the MW gives you proper pain killers not paracetamol, least time they said codeine want allowed if breastfeeding but gave me something almost as good instead.
There's def strong pain killers available post birth compatible with bf, think post c section! Don't hold back on describing the pain and remind them it's your 3rd baby so they take into account how much stronger it gets with each baby.
One positive, it's the feeling of your uterus shrinking back down with each feed