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Old 07-18-2011, 02:22 PM   #11
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There is a new product by Lansinoh called Latch Assist. I have no personal experience with it, but you may want to look into it. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/re.../dp/B00112EIWW


I actually ordered this last week. I hope it will help!!!

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Old 07-18-2011, 03:01 PM   #12
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You can try using your pump to draw the nipples out before you nurse the baby.
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Old 07-18-2011, 03:05 PM   #13
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does anyone have the Freestyle pump? is it worth the $$$. i think pumping without being attached to an outlet would be nice.
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does anyone have the Freestyle pump? is it worth the $$$. i think pumping without being attached to an outlet would be nice.
ME!!!! I am in love with it and couldn't work without it. I don't use the handsfree kit that comes with it for the horns, though. I started with an Easy Expressions pumping bra when I had my PIS, so I just kept using that. The pump is so small and it charges like a cell phone & lasts for 200 minutes of pumping!! It is awesome. I keep my pump in the top of a little soft sided cooler, and keep my lunch (then my milk) in the bottom. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:46 PM   #15
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Re: flat nipples... and really want to make nursing work!!

Seconding the breast shell recommendation, per my OB-GYN's LC's instructions to me. They will not make you go into early labor. I used them from 34 wks onward, and ended up having to be induced (low fluid) at 40 wks 4 days. That said, the shells worked on one side for me - the side that was less trick-inverted - but not at all for the other.

Also seconding the pump-a-little-first recommendation, again based on my LC. I still have to use nipple shields, but even that wouldn't work without the pumping. FWIW, I do have the Freestyle pump and like it so far, but have only used it for 4 days and have nothing to compare it to.
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