I'm Scared to Breastfeed

scared to breastfeedI want to breastfeed. I will breastfeed. But I'm totally freaked out about the whole thing. You see, I'm not a huge fan of the nipple touch. I mean, sometimes, if I'm super frisky, and it's late at night -- but I'm talking when I'm with my husband.


My nipples are so sensitive. My headlights are always on and they are big Mack truck kind of headlights. On a scale of one to ten, sensitivity level is 20.

So the thought of my sweet newborn twins sucking on them is slightly horrifying.

I know of women who have given it a try and it just wasn't working for them and others who have breastfed for years. What's the secret?

I'm going to give it a try and one thing about me is that I don't like to fail -- so I'm even preparing myself for Breastfeeding 101 with my doula. She already has me using my sponge around my nipples while in the shower slightly more aggressively -- not hard -- just so I can get used to the baby's mouth when it's time.

Are you nervous to breastfeed? Know any tips you've learned from others along the way?

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