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Old 02-01-2013, 09:16 AM   #7
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Re: Before Baby gets here

Buy some lansinoh cream for your nips! My nips were chapped and bleeding the first week because my DD had a bad latch initially. Even after she latched on fine, my nips were still recovering and the cream helped immensely.

When your milk comes in, you will be engorged and it will hurt. It might get harder for baby to latch on because of this, so you might consider a manual pump, just in case.

On the second day after baby is born, s/he will cluster feed. This doesn't mean s/he isn't getting enough milk, but that nursing more frequently, perhaps constantly is needed to stimulate your milk supply. Just have baby on you all the time to make it easier on you.

Hold off on giving a pacifier or introducing the bottle so you can further stimulate your milk supply.
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