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ebf mamas Bogey Woman 2 kids; Fort Irwin, California 1892 posts
18th Apr '13

My daughter and I had a bad latch at first because honestly, I had/have no idea what I'm doing. I finally have a good, comfortable latch, but the damage is done: Sore, cracked nipples. Besides the lansinoh, ibuprofen, and nipple shields (my mom suggested it) is there anything I can do for pain until it heals?

SherryandMatt Due February 15; 1 child; 6 angel babies; Arizona 3930 posts
18th Apr '13

Rub your breast milk on them after nursing and as often as you want. It helps. It does get better, good luck!

user banned Due October 22 (boy); 17 kids; Dildo, 4998 posts
18th Apr '13
Quoting SherryandMatt:" Rub your breast milk on them after nursing and as often as you want. It helps. It does get better, good luck!"


and let them air dry after!

Bogey Woman 2 kids; Fort Irwin, California 1892 posts
18th Apr '13
Quoting Mama Milk Machine!:" and let them air dry after!"


Stupid question, but would not wearing a bra help?

~Mommyof3girls1boy~ Due October 5 (boy); 3 kids; Ohio 2686 posts
18th Apr '13

Let them get air! And don't use a shield, it's asking for problems in the future. I had bleeding, cracked nipples for 8 weeks (only bled once!) it hurt every single time I latched but it only lasted for a little while and we're still EBF 7 1/2 months later :) Time and LOTS of patience. Also, use a t-shirt and no bra at home. It seemed to help it get better.

Bogey Woman 2 kids; Fort Irwin, California 1892 posts
18th Apr '13
Quoting ~Mommyof3girls~:" Let them get air! And don't use a shield, it's asking for problems in the future. I had bleeding, cracked ... [snip!] ... EBF 7 1/2 months later :) Time and LOTS of patience. Also, use a t-shirt and no bra at home. It seemed to help it get better."


I'm glad it gets better! I felt like she was chewing my b**bs off (even though she has no teeth...) I'm happy we sorted out our latch issue, but waiting for it to stop being "angry" sucks!

SherryandMatt Due February 15; 1 child; 6 angel babies; Arizona 3930 posts
18th Apr '13

I either wore a soft cotton nursing tank or a cotton nursing bra. Not fancy but cozy. I had to have something to hold the pads... i leaked like crazy!

mommytomel(: 1 child; California 1274 posts
18th Apr '13

im so terrified of this happening to me ! I've been breastfeeding for 3 months and a half and i have never had any problems , doesn't hurt at all.

Bogey Woman 2 kids; Fort Irwin, California 1892 posts
18th Apr '13
Quoting SherryandMatt:" I either wore a soft cotton nursing tank or a cotton nursing bra. Not fancy but cozy. I had to have something to hold the pads... i leaked like crazy!"


That's why I haven't gone braless. It seriously never dawned on me to get nursing gear lol I have ONE nursing tank top...and 2 nursing bras that I bought before she was born and they're like 2 cups too small -_- I knew I would get bigger while BF, but...THAT much difference I didn't predict lol

~Mommyof3girls1boy~ Due October 5 (boy); 3 kids; Ohio 2686 posts
18th Apr '13
Quoting Bogey Woman:" I'm glad it gets better! I felt like she was chewing my b**bs off (even though she has no teeth...) I'm happy we sorted out our latch issue, but waiting for it to stop being "angry" sucks!"


I remember those days, I was ready to throw in the towel when she was 2 weeks old. She stayed latched 24 hours around the clock for the first month it seemed like, reality was more like 20-21 hours :/ But she/we got through it. The growth spurts were very hard on both of us but there's two things I was told; it does pass quickly and do NOT supplement. The chewing is the worst part, she has 1 tooth and one coming in and I cannot fill them unless she is in a gnawing mood. But during nursing, you cannot feel them. She's our third but first breastfed baby so we're still learning as well.

Bogey Woman 2 kids; Fort Irwin, California 1892 posts
18th Apr '13
Quoting mommytomel(::" im so terrified of this happening to me ! I've been breastfeeding for 3 months and a half and i have never had any problems , doesn't hurt at all."


You must be doing everything right. My mom told me that breastfeeding shouldn't hurt except for maybe the first few days or so.

~Mommyof3girls1boy~ Due October 5 (boy); 3 kids; Ohio 2686 posts
18th Apr '13
Quoting SherryandMatt:" I either wore a soft cotton nursing tank or a cotton nursing bra. Not fancy but cozy. I had to have something to hold the pads... i leaked like crazy!"


I have two nursing bras and three nursing tanks, I prefer the tanks instead of the bras! I have Bamboobies and Target brand nursing pads, I cannot stand the disposable pads, reusable all the way for me! 7 1/2 months pp and still leak quite a bit. I've heard it can last the entire nursing time for some women.

tonys_mama(army wife) 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Fort Irwin, California 15536 posts
18th Apr '13

Have you tried these? I'm pretty sure they have them at the px. They work wonders!! They didn't have them when I had my son so I just had to suffer lol. When I had my second the nurse gave me some and I was in heaven.



http://www.lansinoh.com/products/soothies-by-lansinoh-gel-pads

mommytomel(: 1 child; California 1274 posts
18th Apr '13
Quoting Bogey Woman:" You must be doing everything right. My mom told me that breastfeeding shouldn't hurt except for maybe the first few days or so."


i took breastfeeding classes and i think i learned alot , have you considered taking some?

Bogey Woman 2 kids; Fort Irwin, California 1892 posts
18th Apr '13
Quoting tonys_mama(army wife):" Have you tried these? I'm pretty sure they have them at the px. They work wonders!! They didn't have ... [snip!] ... I had my second the nurse gave me some and I was in heaven. http://www.lansinoh.com/products/soothies-by-lansinoh-gel-pads"


Thanks, I'll check that out :)