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Old 04-04-2013, 11:24 AM   #10
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Re: First Time

Breastfeeding is not easy, but it does get easier. Every time you feel like giving up, wait 24 hours. I never wanted to give up after that 24 hour waiting period.

Just relax!! It took four weeks before I nursed without pain. I had been trying so hard to get in the 'right position,' I didn't allow myself to just relax. A little glass of wine helped fix that problem and it has been (mostly) smooth sailing ever since.

Everyone has a preference for nipple balm - having never tried anything else, I like Earth Mama Angel Baby nipple butter . My LC recommended just plain old Olive Oil too.

Seek support. Whether it's family, a mom's group, friends, online, whatever, support is so important!
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