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Old 01-05-2013, 09:25 PM   #19
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It does get better, but you may need to work on your latch. You shouldn't keep having a lot of chapping and bleeding once the latch is good and the nipple has healed. If you have a lactation consultant available have them watch you nurse and give suggestions, and also check for tongue tie.

I just kept reading articles on good latching and trying to make adjustments until it gradually got better. What worked for me:

Holding the breast for baby

Side lying nursing

Cross football hold, and bringing baby straight in

Switching sides every two hours - helped me with oversupply but might not be good for everyone

Good luck, Mama, you are doing great!
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