Pain is this most common reason for a mother discontinuing to breastfeed.
"Is breastfeeding supposed to be painful, so many of my friends stopped because they said it was"
Breastfeeding shouldn’t hurt, at anytime! Pain is a sign that something is not quite right. If you do feel any pain then you need to seek out some assistance from an IBCLC.
Thanks to my IBCLC colleague for this great answer.......
“If breastfeeding was painful the human race would have been a short lived experiment (thanks Gloria Dudley IBCLC)”