I am sure that I am not the only woman on earth that had worries that her milk may not come in or that your baby may not latch on and breastfeeding is very important to me so I worried, a lot. When Emma was born, she latched on within 30 minutes of her arrival and that has NEVER been a problem for her. We got home and once we got situated and I relaxed, it was like I hit a brick wall, head on! My milk came in FAST! I tried hot showers, cold compress, pumping and breastfeeding and NOTHING was easing the pain or releasing the milk. I panicked, thinking that if I don't get that milk expressed, I would not be able to feed my baby! Thankfully, my Mom was here and reassured me to just give it time, it will do what it needs to do but it will continue to be painful but it will be ok, in time. She was right! It took another 24 hours or so of me not being able to really lift my arms much, running a fever and praying and then like that brick wall came, it knocked itself down! That same day I received my new breast pump in the mail and it is AMAZING! For any Mothers to be or currently breastfeeding Mothers, I got the Medela Freestyle and it is FANTASTIC, save your pennies because it is worth it (in my opinion)
I am exclusively breastfeeding but having to pump after each feeding and sometimes in between feedings too because we got us a good sleeper :-) I think we finally have the hang of things, as far as breastfeeding goes and after 12 days since birth, this is what we have:
Don't give up if you get frustrated, remind yourself that it is so worth it. Your children will thank you someday!!!