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♥Rach♥ 2 kids; Arizona 12875 posts
18th Sep '12

It sounds like your LO is going through a growth spurt. Hang in there if you can, it really does get better. I wouldn't try a n****e shield right away, but I would use it as a last resort. We had to use one and it took six months to get DD to nurse without it.



Oh, and the Ameda gel pads were a lifesavor! I'm pretty sure you can get them at Target, but they're kind of pricey. http://www.amazon.com/Ameda-17261M-ComfortGel-Hydrogel-Pads/dp/B003IP2L38

ıllı ⓣⓗⓔ ⓖⓡⓘⓝⓒⓗ ıllı 2 kids; Azeroth, .., United States Minor Outlying Islands 12140 posts
20th 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 :( "


:!: Definitely dont do the n****e shield. It causes confusion. I was forced to use it and now LO refuses my n****e. The LC told me that it will probably take over a month to wean him off of it. My nips are bruised and beaten even with the n****e shield.



If you absolutely need to, talk to an LC about getting an SNS feeder. You might be able to hold the tube next to your n****e and let your LO get formula and breastmilk at the same time.

Preston, Adam, Eli's Momm 19 kids; Colorado Springs, Colorado 4057 posts
20th Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting LittleTiger:</b>" :!: Definitely dont do the n****e shield. It causes confusion. I was forced to use it and now LO refuses ... [snip!] ... SNS feeder. You might be able to hold the tube next to your n****e and let your LO get formula and breastmilk at the same time."</blockquote>




Hes def getting enough! Lol we had an appt today for a weight check. Last week he weighed 4lbs 14oz and today he weighed 5lb 11oz so Im hoping its just a growth spurt :)

♥Rach♥ 2 kids; Arizona 12875 posts
20th Sep '12
Quoting Preston&Adam:" <blockquote><b>Quoting LittleTiger:</b>" :!: Definitely dont do the n****e shield. ... [snip!] ... today for a weight check. Last week he weighed 4lbs 14oz and today he weighed 5lb 11oz so Im hoping its just a growth spurt :)"


I'm glad he's growing so well!!! I'm sorry BFing is so rough right now. Hopefully he gets through the growth spurt and things get a little easier!

Crystalblueyes 3 kids; Idaho 545 posts
23rd Sep '12

My daughter will be 3 weeks on Tuesday and for the first 6 days my nipples were dry, cracked and bleeding. I was so close to throwing in the towel but I wanted to breast feed this baby so bad since I couldn't with my first 2. I just toughed it out and used tons of lanolin cream till they healed. My daughter also cluster feeds and sometimes I have to supplement with formula just to give my breasts a break because they get so tender and sore. Good luck Mama!!