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i hate breastfeeding :( Preston, Adam, Eli's Momm 19 kids; Colorado Springs, Colorado 4057 posts
18th Sep '12

Eli is two weeks old and still doing really good breastfeeding. But the last 2 days he has been cluster feeding almost all day. My nips are so raw and sore just from the last two days :( everything was great before that. Adam was breastfed for 10 months and he never did this. I want to just give him formula because they hurt and hes not satisfied but i know its just a phase and Ill tough it out. :(

melindapple 1 child; Michigan 5425 posts
18th Sep '12

lanolin cream?

Zbornak 1 child; Moncton, New Brunswick 2688 posts
18th Sep '12

2 weeks is prime time for a growth spurt!!



Are you putting anything on your nipples to help sooth them? Lanolin or breastmilk?

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
18th Sep '12
Quoting Preston&Adam:" Eli is two weeks old and still doing really good breastfeeding. But the last 2 days he has been cluster ... [snip!] ... I want to just give him formula because they hurt and hes not satisfied but i know its just a phase and Ill tough it out. :("


My son did that for like the first 2 months :(
Get some lanolin cream, they sell the Lnsinoh brand at CVS or Babies R Us.
Its a lifesaver!!

And good for you for toughing it out! I hated it at times too, but here I am at 2 1/2 yrs still going lol

Preston, Adam, Eli's Momm 19 kids; Colorado Springs, Colorado 4057 posts
18th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting melindapple:</b>" lanolin cream?"</blockquote>




Its not working :(

Preston, Adam, Eli's Momm 19 kids; Colorado Springs, Colorado 4057 posts
18th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Zbornak:</b>" 2 weeks is prime time for a growth spurt!! Are you putting anything on your nipples to help sooth them? Lanolin or breastmilk? "</blockquote>




Ive done both, im steady using the linolin but not good yet

Nut ღ Meg Beverly Hills, CA, United States 40237 posts
18th Sep '12

Can you try a nipple shield for a short time?

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
18th Sep '12
Quoting Preston&Adam:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Zbornak:</b>" 2 weeks is prime time for a growth spurt!! Are ... [snip!] ... to help sooth them? Lanolin or breastmilk? "</blockquote> Ive done both, im steady using the linolin but not good yet"


:(
Maybe his latch is a little off?

Preston, Adam, Eli's Momm 19 kids; Colorado Springs, Colorado 4057 posts
18th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Meg ♥:</b>" Can you try a nipple shield for a short time?"</blockquote>




I never even thought about that. Where would i get one?

Preston, Adam, Eli's Momm 19 kids; Colorado Springs, Colorado 4057 posts
18th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Becky☮Will:</b>" :( Maybe his latch is a little off?"</blockquote>




The skin under his tounge is a little short so it may be. We have been fine up until he started cluster feeding though.

Nut ღ Meg Beverly Hills, CA, United States 40237 posts
18th Sep '12
Quoting Preston&Adam:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Meg ♥:</b>" Can you try a nipple shield for a short time?"</blockquote> I never even thought about that. Where would i get one?"


Babies R Us, Target, Walmart, ect.



http://www.toysrus.com/search/index.jsp?kwCatId=&kw=nipple%20shield&origkw=nipple+shield&f=Taxonomy/TRUS/2255957&sr=1



http://www.walmart.com/search/search-ng.do?search_query=nipple+shield&ic=16_0&Find=Find&search_constraint=0

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
18th Sep '12
Quoting Preston&Adam:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Meg ♥:</b>" Can you try a nipple shield for a short time?"</blockquote> I never even thought about that. Where would i get one?"


I wouldnt try that unless you absolutely need to. I have heard girls on here talk about it actually messing up their LOs latch even worse and never being able to breastfeed normally again :(



Nut ღ Meg Beverly Hills, CA, United States 40237 posts
18th Sep '12
Quoting Becky☮Will:" I wouldnt try that unless you absolutely need to. I have heard girls on here talk about it actually messing up their LOs latch even worse and never being able to breastfeed normally again :( "


Really? An LC suggested it to me. Sorry, I didn't know it could mess up a latch.

Preston, Adam, Eli's Momm 19 kids; Colorado Springs, Colorado 4057 posts
18th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Becky☮Will:</b>" I wouldnt try that unless you absolutely need to. I have heard girls on here talk about it actually messing up their LOs latch even worse and never being able to breastfeed normally again :( "</blockquote>




Aw sad :( i dont want that.

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
18th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Meg ♥:</b>" Really? An LC suggested it to me. Sorry, I didn't know it could mess up a latch. "</blockquote>




It definitely helps some women! I think its like the same as bottle feeding too early though, there's a possibility of messing it up