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painful breastfeeding Regina Badwound Due November 12; Gillette, Wyoming 6 posts
29th Apr '13

So with my first child I breastfed for four months and had no problems. With my second child I breastfed for a week and it hurt like hell! All she wanted to do was nurse they became so sore and cracked and bled! I was extremely disappointed. I'm going to have my third child and would like this one to be more successful. How do you keep them becoming so sore?

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
29th Apr '13

Make sure you have a good latch. Use lanolin cream. It takes awhile for your breasts to adjust to having something suck on them all the time.

slayera Due February 2 (twins); 4 kids; 3 angel babies; nowhere, ca, United States 1203 posts
29th Apr '13

i used lanolin ointment & never bled & only a littlt soreness first couple weeks. good luck!

Boob Juice Factory. [EBFB 3 kids; Melbourne, Australia 3264 posts
29th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Regina Badwound:</b>" So with my first child I breastfed for four months and had no problems. With my second child I breastfed ... [snip!] ... I'm going to have my third child and would like this one to be more successful. How do you keep them becoming so sore?"</blockquote>




Make sure your baby is latching on correctly.



Don't tell yourself it's too hard and then give up.



Just keep at it. A baby feeds frequently to stimulate the production of more milk and whilst going through growth spurts. You feed a baby when they want it, no such thing as too much.

Freya D Due December 27; 1 child; Brookings, Oregon 1196 posts
29th Apr '13

You dont its going to hurt you pretty much just have to suck it up for the first 2-3 weeks till you both get the hang of it. the first 2 weeks of nursing DS hurt and my nipples bled but it was SO worth it he is 18 months now and we are still nursing.

vagina. 3 kids; Titz, No, Germany 30924 posts
29th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jennybananna:</b>" Make sure you have a good latch. Use lanolin cream. It takes awhile for your breasts to adjust to having something suck on them all the time."</blockquote>




:!:
Ill be 2 weeks pp tomorrow & they're just now becoming numb & not sore anymore!

Regina Badwound Due November 12; Gillette, Wyoming 6 posts
29th Apr '13

Thanks everyone! This time I'll have more perseverance, not working does help a lot. I did try the lanolin oil while air drying my breast. Why did the first child not hurt breastfeeding and the second one did?

vagina. 3 kids; Titz, No, Germany 30924 posts
29th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Regina Badwound:</b>" Thanks everyone! This time I'll have more perseverance, not working does help a lot. I did try the lanolin ... [snip!] ... I did try the lanolin oil while air drying my breast. Why did the first child not hurt breastfeeding and the second one did?"</blockquote>



Was it the initial latch or the whole time?
If it was the whole time nursing, maybe he/she had a bad latch?

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
29th Apr '13
Quoting Regina Badwound:" Thanks everyone! This time I'll have more perseverance, not working does help a lot. I did try the lanolin ... [snip!] ... I did try the lanolin oil while air drying my breast. Why did the first child not hurt breastfeeding and the second one did?"

Are you sure they had a good latch? Different hormones different feelings. Just like not every labor is the same not every breastfeeding experience is the same.

TaliaKristine♥ 2 kids; Round Rock, Texas 1570 posts
29th Apr '13

The first two weeks hurt so bad I would cry when It came time to feed her.. And shes had a great latch from the beginning so that wasnt the problem. lanolin definitely helps. Basically you just suck it up and push through and it gets better, try not to put pressure on yourself with it, I just tell myself I'm giving my baby the best and I don't have to do this tomorrow if I don't want, but for this moment Im going to push through it. It really helps me to not have the pressure that I HAVE to do it..just take it one feeding at a time. DD is 4 weeks now and it's become like second nature and now I look forward to every feeding! Good luck!

Regina Badwound Due November 12; Gillette, Wyoming 6 posts
29th Apr '13

No it just hurt at first and then the pain would become dull. I was also using a breas pump to to help bring my milk in and store some for when I went to work but I would wind up getting blood in it. It was kind of gross. I guess Ijust don't recll it being that painful with my first

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
29th Apr '13
Quoting Regina Badwound:" No it just hurt at first and then the pain would become dull. I was also using a breas pump to to help ... [snip!] ... but I would wind up getting blood in it. It was kind of gross. I guess Ijust don't recll it being that painful with my first"

Thats normal. Using the pump probably wasnt the best idea that soon. Maybe wait a bit longer to introduce the pump.

Momma of two March Boys 3 kids; Idaho 778 posts
29th Apr '13

It usually takes 2-3 weeks for you and the baby to get the hang of it..no matter how many kids you have! Just keep trying and it should work out!