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flakebaby · 05/07/2017 14:25

Just need to vent frustration. Usual hectic racing around day, kids to various places, no lunch. Have 3/12 old who has been misbehaving whilst feeding, pulling on nipple sore +++
Checked on line for breast feeding support (I live in a huge health board area). Great, support group this afternoon (as I remembered from previous pregnancies). Bust a gut trying to get there, park, etc......
No longer held there. Hasn't been for some time. But there is a drop-in in the arse end of nowhere next Tuesday.
Did I not receive info after the birth? What, that scrappy multiple photocopied pale sheet on info? Yes. 3 months ago. Fuck only knows where that would be. Most normal people look things up online now.

Burst into tears of frustration in my car. Fed crying baby who I'd put off feeding so someone could check latch etc......

Someone suggested telephone support (called and weekend and they were great btw) but quite frankly, how do you check latch on a telephone?!

Off for an ice-cream and a weep.

AIBU that support group details on line should be correct??!

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EdithWeston · 05/07/2017 14:37

Yes, you are right.

Even when things are run by volunteers, there are things that they need to get right. And having correct information about meetings on the website is one of those things, precisely to prevent wasted trips such as yours.

I hope the ice-cream helps


mygorgeousmilo · 05/07/2017 14:40

Sorry how old is the baby? Have you tried La Leche League? Or a general google of support in your tea outside of standard NHS support? I know what you mean re telephone support but actually was talked through better latching really well by a lady on the phone once. It all really made sense and by the time someone actually was able to come and see me, the problems were solved. I know how you feel, me and my friends call those 'circles days', you feel like a hamster on a very stressful wheel and can't get off! It gets better. Get out to a group if you can, there usually someone who has been there and apart from anything else they're not you, they'll be outside of the situation and might spot something that you could do that would help.


flakebaby · 06/07/2017 13:50

Thanks. Today a better day! I'm usually pretty solid, but yesterday just pushed too many buttons.
Feeding a bit easier so hopefully just a blip.

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mygorgeousmilo · 06/07/2017 18:41

Oh I'm so glad you're feeling better! Flowers

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