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First time BF .::*U&}i{&Me+3*::. 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Virginia 2764 posts
Nov 7th '13

Third times a charm I guess! Finally LO #3 is interested in the b**b so I have lots of questions. Any tips, advice, ect from EBF moms and BF working moms?

Is there anything I should avoid? Is caffeine ok?
Tips for latching, she has a STRONG suck and I know she is not latching correctly because there is pain at first.
Also I will be going back to work in Jan so we introduced the bottle already..any tips for that transition. When DH feeds her she is still looking for the b**b even after finishing the whole bottle. I don't want her to be screaming and freaking out because I will not be home to BF.
I was told to alternate breasts each feeding and to eventually do both breasts for one feeding..is this the best way?
Tips for pumping. When, how long?

I really know NOTHING...its horrible I know..

Anything I should know that people dont tell you?! LOL

I am so excited and loving the bonding experience with her :) First week down and I am not feeling discouraged so that is a plus!

TIA!

.::*U&}i{&Me+3*::. 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Virginia 2764 posts
Nov 7th '13

Oh and n****e sensitivity... anything to help this?

.::*U&}i{&Me+3*::. 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Virginia 2764 posts
Nov 7th '13

Thanks!

Vicki McDonald Due September 28 (boy); 3 kids; Belleville, Ontario 927 posts
Nov 7th '13

Really? we can't write suck? that is just weird.
I just wanted to add that if it only hurts for a few seconds when she latches on that might not mean she isn't latching well. My son was an awesome nurser and it hurt alittle when he first latched for about 2 weeks. Mom support groups are awesome. If there is a La Leche group around you definitely check it out. :)

.::*U&}i{&Me+3*::. 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Virginia 2764 posts
Nov 8th '13

Quoting Vicki McDonald:
Really? we can't write suck? that is just weird.
I just wanted to add that if it only hurts for a few seconds when she latches on that might not mean she isn't latching well. My son was an awesome nurser and it hurt alittle when he first latched for about 2 weeks. Mom support groups are awesome. If there is a La Leche group around you definitely check it out. :)


The right side is not as painful as the left it generally gets better after a little. I am hoping after a few weeks the pain will stop all together. I know she is not opening her mouth enough but she is so tiny compared to my now massive breasts! LOL