Breastfeeding can hurt. (There. I said it.)
No, it doesn’t hurt everyone. No, it doesn’t hurt all the time. But for a good portion of us, at least some part of the breastfeeding relationship will be painful or very uncomfortable. Now, I know that saying so isn’t popular among the pro-breastfeeding contingent. But as one of those (annoyingly) pro-breastfeeding folks, I think it’s all the more important to tell the truth.