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Emily Thorne 2 kids; Quetzaltenango, Guatemala 26302 posts
17th Jun '13
Quoting dream:" ah she was like b**b TIME! haha"


hahaha exactly! I was surprised since we fight constantly! She usually wants the bottle.

CJKB+JMB=AMB 1 child; Watertown, New York 2525 posts
23rd Jun '13

this was an amzing help! im four days in breastfeeding and it is some.of the.most pain ive ever felt!! i literally cringe and.want to cry everytime he latches :( after reading this ive realized hes been latched all wrong! now idk what to do this is harder than i expected, i thought it was just stick him on the b**b and let him go :/ now i know how to latch him right but im afraid of how much it hurts... im gonna keep going though and not give up!

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
24th Jun '13
Quoting Carissa Biron:" this was an amzing help! im four days in breastfeeding and it is some.of the.most pain ive ever felt!! ... [snip!] ... him go :/ now i know how to latch him right but im afraid of how much it hurts... im gonna keep going though and not give up!"


Those early days are the hardest. I know right now it seems like the difficulties go on & on, but I promise you, in hindsight you will see how short the struggle phase actually is. It only FEELS like an eternity while you are in it.



If you need hands on help, contact La Leche League 24/7 via phone at 1-877-4-la-leche & they will put you in touch with your local group as well.



If you are dealing with nipple damage make sure you are applying a nipple conditioner after EVERY feed (like Lanolin) you can use gel soothers to alleviate pain between feeds and you should give yourself as much open air time as possible. Also, make sure you are breaking suction at the corner of the mouth every time before breaking latch. That one most moms do, but once in a while you have a momma who is forgetting & that will trash your nips quickly too.



Congrats & best wishes~~~ you are doing awesome momma. Some of those early bumps are rough. It will NOT stay this hard!

Love Wedge +2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Waterloo, Ontario 44310 posts
25th Jun '13

Bub has started playing with my nips.



If I'm not paying attention and he unlatches, he'll flick them with his sharp little claw-nails.



Definitely doesn't feel nice :lol:

dream 2 kids; Linz, Ob, Austria 59797 posts
25th Jun '13
Quoting Love Wedge +2:" Bub has started playing with my nips. If I'm not paying attention and he unlatches, he'll flick them with his sharp little claw-nails. Definitely doesn't feel nice :lol:"


have you tried a nursing necklace?

Love Wedge +2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Waterloo, Ontario 44310 posts
25th Jun '13
Quoting dream:" have you tried a nursing necklace?"

I have a necklace that I wear sometimes but he pulls so hard that it hurts my neck :?

CJKB+JMB=AMB 1 child; Watertown, New York 2525 posts
25th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting justanothamotha:</b>" Those early days are the hardest. I know right now it seems like the difficulties go on & on, but ... [snip!] ... Congrats & best wishes~~~ you are doing awesome momma. Some of those early bumps are rough. It will NOT stay this hard!"</blockquote>




thank you! i saw a lactation consultant today it was soo helpful! and the pain is already lessened alot from yesterday :D i have been using the cream all day it helps so much! im so happy to be breast feeding and its going so well

dream 2 kids; Linz, Ob, Austria 59797 posts
26th Jun '13
Quoting Love Wedge +2:" I have a necklace that I wear sometimes but he pulls so hard that it hurts my neck :?"


well nursing necklaces are usually adjustable, so you can make it longer or shorter depending on what you prefer and then they have something to play with or bite or pull on instead of you. I didn't use one with my first, but recently tried one with my little one and it's great for keeping him focused.

dream 2 kids; Linz, Ob, Austria 59797 posts
26th Jun '13
Quoting Carissa Biron:" <blockquote><b>Quoting justanothamotha:</b>" Those early days are the hardest. I ... [snip!] ... from yesterday :D i have been using the cream all day it helps so much! im so happy to be breast feeding and its going so well"


so glad you were able to figure out what the issue was right away. it should hopefully continue to get better from here out. feel free to come and post in here any time you have questions or want to share. :)

*Audree* 18 kids; Asotin, Washington 2345 posts
26th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting dream:</b>" well nursing necklaces are usually adjustable, so you can make it longer or shorter depending on what ... [snip!] ... of you. I didn't use one with my first, but recently tried one with my little one and it's great for keeping him focused."</blockquote>




Do you know the name or place to buy one? Ive been wanting one but dont know where to look.

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
26th Jun '13
Quoting *Audree*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting dream:</b>" well nursing necklaces are usually adjustable, ... [snip!] ... him focused."</blockquote> Do you know the name or place to buy one? Ive been wanting one but dont know where to look."

I made mine. I went to the craft store & bought big chunky beads in the kid's craft section & strung it on yarn & it worked fine. The beads were cute too - in animal & people shapes & houses & stuff.

N's Momma☆ 1 child; Spain 2346 posts
1st Jul '13

Any ladies have tips on re-lactation? My LO is 4 months old and I wanna try again. If I can't breast feed, I want to at least bottle feed...

[Boats&Hoes] 2 kids; Youngstown, Ohio 62966 posts
1st Jul '13
Quoting IRELAND:" Any ladies have tips on re-lactation? My LO is 4 months old and I wanna try again. If I can't breast feed, I want to at least bottle feed..."


The only option i know of are supplemental nursing systems. Something like this
http://www.medelabreastfeedingus.com/products/51/supplemental-nursing-system-sns

Love Wedge +2 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Waterloo, Ontario 44310 posts
3rd Jul '13

Any other babies sweat an insane amount when nursing?

Sofia's Mummy♥ 1 child; United Kingdom 7331 posts
3rd Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Love Wedge +2:</b>" Any other babies sweat an insane amount when nursing?"</blockquote>




Yep!