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Vivian [♥] 2 kids; Balls Deep, in, Georgia 13909 posts
12th Feb '13
Quoting -BLT-:" I would get a boppy pillow and some Lansinoh cream (walmart). It definitely helps to apply it after feedings ... [snip!] ... cover once, but I always fed her in private. Also, pick up a couple nursing bras and some disposable nursing pads for leaking."


Ah nursing bras! Idk even know how to pick out regular bras for myself hahaha

Vivian [♥] 2 kids; Balls Deep, in, Georgia 13909 posts
12th Feb '13
Quoting meggymama:" I would avoid sheilds if you can - they can interfere with latch, milk supply and all sorts they are ... [snip!] ... if you have alotof soreness but honeslty if you can make it through the first week without them you probably wont regret it x"


I have very high pain tolerance and very strong will power. Of course I don't know, but if it hurts I'm going to suck it up.



DD was FF and that shit stinks. But she NEVER had any problems, neverrrr spit up or anything.
But I feel like I did her a disservice not BF her.

meggymama Due July 30; 97 kids; United Kingdom 510 posts
12th Feb '13
Quoting Vivian [♥]:" I have very high pain tolerance and very strong will power. Of course I don't know, but if it hurts ... [snip!] ... shit stinks. But she NEVER had any problems, neverrrr spit up or anything. But I feel like I did her a disservice not BF her."

You love her though, right? you did not do her a disservice.
I only managed to BF exclusively for 3 days then i had to combi feed with DD. There is nothing more important to me than BFing this baby exclusively to 6 months and then BF until they self wean, If you need anything I would be so happy to help, I have learned a shitload from my mistakes with DD x

Vivian [♥] 2 kids; Balls Deep, in, Georgia 13909 posts
12th Feb '13
Quoting meggymama:" You love her though, right? you did not do her a disservice. I only managed to BF exclusively for 3 days ... [snip!] ... until they self wean, If you need anything I would be so happy to help, I have learned a shitload from my mistakes with DD x "


well thanks :)
Little man will be here next month so I'm sure I'm going to have tonsss of questions.

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
12th Feb '13
Quoting Vivian [♥]:" How will I know if I need a shield? Do they provide those in the hospital if I did?"

My hospital did. If you have flat/inverted nipples you usually need one, or if baby is just stubborn and won't latch. Mine are flat, but when he starts eating with the shield on it pulls it out, he's fed twice without the shield, and IMO it was a lot more painful, so i don't mind the shield terribly, but, if he needs to eat in public it's a PITA.

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
12th Feb '13
Quoting -BLT-:" I would get a boppy pillow and some Lansinoh cream (walmart). It definitely helps to apply it after feedings ... [snip!] ... cover once, but I always fed her in private. Also, pick up a couple nursing bras and some disposable nursing pads for leaking."


I find nursing bras to be a lot more messy, but maybe my son is just a messy eater. I just wear a regular cami and pull the strap down.

user banned Due November 26; 1 child; Parkersburg, West Virginia 9548 posts
12th Feb '13

you can pt me and ill give you my number if you dont think its weird. im up all hours of the night. dd is 14 months old and still nursing. Im sorry you went through something tramatic! i didnt read the other posts so i dont know the story but i am here for you!

Vivian [♥] 2 kids; Balls Deep, in, Georgia 13909 posts
12th Feb '13
Quoting JiLLiAN.:" My hospital did. If you have flat/inverted nipples you usually need one, or if baby is just stubborn ... [snip!] ... shield, and IMO it was a lot more painful, so i don't mind the shield terribly, but, if he needs to eat in public it's a PITA."


mine are definitely flat. Guess we'll see how it goes.

Vivian [♥] 2 kids; Balls Deep, in, Georgia 13909 posts
12th Feb '13
Quoting I love Kenzi:" you can pt me and ill give you my number if you dont think its weird. im up all hours of the night. dd ... [snip!] ... Im sorry you went through something tramatic! i didnt read the other posts so i dont know the story but i am here for you!"


my story is nowhere on this site :P
but it's something that has caused me to have a b**b complex my entire life. I would kill for small b**bs :P

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
12th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Vivian [♥]:</b>" my story is nowhere on this site :P but it's something that has caused me to have a b**b complex my entire life. I would kill for small b**bs :P"</blockquote>




I have DD not pregnant or breastfeeding. And when I was breastfeeding my son (for 2 1/2 years) I got all the way up to a size G. It is possible to breastfeed with big b**bs. You just have to figure out which positions work for you and the optimal way to pinch your nipple to let baby feed best.

user banned Due November 26; 1 child; Parkersburg, West Virginia 9548 posts
12th Feb '13

im a size g haha. i heard if you have flat nipples you can use shields during pregnancy to try to shape them? not sure