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Old 01-21-2009, 01:21 PM   #1
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Does it hurt with the second like the first?

I FF my first DS and with my second child, DD I BF. I never experienced any pain that I couldn't absolutely handle but it definitely wasn't a walk in the park the first 9-12 weeks for me. I was wondering when BFing my next LO in May, should I expect to go through the same thing or is there a chance it might be lessened this time? Just trying to psych myself up!

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Sorry but I would say it's still going to hurt. DD #2 is two weeks and I still have pain when she first latches like I did with dd #1.
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I don't think it should hurt for 9-12 weeks, honestly. That sounds like a latch issue. With #1, it hurt for 1-2 weeks but we saw a lactation consultant right away. It was a latch issue and once that was corrected it was fine, it just took 2 weeks for the injury (ouch) to heal. With Ds#2, it NEVER hurt. Ever. Even though I did have a couple of months in between nursing #1 and #2.

I learned a lot in nursing #1 and read a ton so I had more experience with latches which obviously helped.
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Hate to tell you, but mine was the same with the first and the twins.
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Old 01-21-2009, 01:53 PM   #5
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I don't think it should hurt for 9-12 weeks, honestly. That sounds like a latch issue. With #1, it hurt for 1-2 weeks but we saw a lactation consultant right away. It was a latch issue and once that was corrected it was fine, it just took 2 weeks for the injury (ouch) to heal. With Ds#2, it NEVER hurt. Ever. Even though I did have a couple of months in between nursing #1 and #2.

I learned a lot in nursing #1 and read a ton so I had more experience with latches which obviously helped.
It wasn't a constant pain, just that initial latch-on that felt like a bunch of needles being sucked out through my nipples and make my toes curl and that lasted about 30 secs or so and then would go away. I think it was around the 12 week mark that the latch-on pain went away. So I don't know if that sort of pain is expected or not, but I suppose I was hoping my breast might "remember" and not put me through that again LOL - pipe dream maybe but a nice one nonetheless.
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i think it depends, my first didnt hurt at all, my second i was in tears for 13 months, and the third hurt for a few weeks
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I swear by lansinoh lanolin for breastfeeding moms. I used it immediately when dd started to nurse. It hurt for about 5 days and then the pain finally dissaptes. If the pain continues it would definitley be a latch issue. Good luck.

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This is my 5th and yes the initial latch on still hurts. Its not a latch issue here. We have seen a LC and her latch us great. Its not constant, but as you said first 30 seconds she latches on.
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it should't hurt after 6 weeks....she probably had latch issues...

i noticed it hurt with my 2nd, but not for as long or as bad. I think it just might depend on you....
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This might sound a little crazy... I 'prepped' my nipples during the third trimester by pinching n pulling, gently massaging breast and nipples and I did not seem to have much discomfort while breastfeeding! Hmmmm....
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