Are too many babies getting tongue-tie surgery?
Ilana Shapiro* describes breastfeeding her first baby as a nightmare. Not only did her nipples hurt while nursing, but the pain lasted for two hours afterward, due to vasospasms—when the blood vessels in the nipple tighten and spasm. “The pain was so bad that I couldn’t sleep. Then, just as the pain started to go away, she wanted to be fed again,” says the mother of two, who lives in Toronto.
Six weeks postpartum, Shapiro found herself, at the advice of friends, at the Jack Newman breastfeeding