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Old 05-02-2012, 10:06 AM   #11
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Re: No Colostrum?

I had a natural delivery and my nipples got sore. It is not uncommon to have sore nipples off and on in the first weeks even with a good latch. DS had a great latch from day one but my that part of my body was just not use to be sucked on for hours at a time. So it did cause some discomfort that went away. DD has a high pallet so with her bad latch I still have soreness on occasion. (She is 9 months now so part of that is she has teeth and "bites".) Don't be discouraged! It is so worth it to stick with it as long as you can.
Also I used lanisol cream... it really helps if you have any chapping.

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Old 05-02-2012, 10:29 AM   #12
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Re: No Colostrum?

Just wanted to say good luck and stick with it! Nursing is awesome! Also, that you ladies are making me vividly remember the sensations of nursing a newborn and of my milk coming in, and the sight of those first little milk bubbles leaking out of the newbie's mouth--in short, y'all are giving me baby fever!

Oh, and definitely get some Lansinoh Lanolin!
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:13 PM   #13
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Re: No Colostrum?

I had a c/s with my first and had the exact thing happen. We had to supplement with formula until my milk came in 9 DAYS later! (I had c/s complications though) It took me about a month, but we weaned him off formula and he became an EBF baby. I agree with the others that your nipples are going to be sore. My newest little one has a latch that would make my toes curl in the beginning. Lots of lanolin!

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You have colostrum starting at 10 weeks in pregnancy. The term 'milk coming in' is misleading. It refers to foremilk and hind milk. This milk will come with the continued nursing and stimulation of your breasts. Using formula replaces that stimulation, so be sure to pump. You will 'think' you should get more than you will. Its fine. Perfect really. Your baby is not 'hungry' at birth. But has an incredible desire to root and suck.

So keep those things in mind after a c/s and delayed milk. Stimulation is key!!!! And that it's common and usually causes no harm for milk to 'come in' on day 3-5
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:09 PM   #15
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You have colostrum starting at 10 weeks in pregnancy. The term 'milk coming in' is misleading. It refers to foremilk and hind milk. This milk will come with the continued nursing and stimulation of your breasts. Using formula replaces that stimulation, so be sure to pump. You will 'think' you should get more than you will. Its fine. Perfect really. Your baby is not 'hungry' at birth. But has an incredible desire to root and suck.

So keep those things in mind after a c/s and delayed milk. Stimulation is key!!!! And that it's common and usually causes no harm for milk to 'come in' on day 3-5
Exactly!
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Milk has arrived! Was at our pediatrician appt. and DS was screaming while being checked. My breasts started to throb insanely and I could feel the heat of them through my bra and shirt! I nursed him before we left and heard not only swallows but GULPS! Best sound EVER!!! No formula today! Also, nipples shields are an amazing creation. Bought some today and used for 2 nursing sessions. On the next session, I didn't use the shield and I didn't feel the need to slam my head against the wall! What a world of difference just those 2 sessions made!! Thanks for all the help ladies!
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Re: No Colostrum?

So glad to hear the good update!!!!
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