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Old 02-19-2011, 05:07 PM   #1
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Question Nursing with lacthing / nipples issues NEWBABY2.17.11

would really like any helpful hits to git baby Ashlyn to nurse at the breast


Ashlyn was born 2/17/2011

Large busted (DDD)F/G (milk is not in yet)
Nipples don't like to git hard enough to really stick out to , to stick in the baby's mouth ...uggg

She will git a good latch and suck a few times and then will and pull away then have to start all over to git the nipple back in her mouth

express some clostrom and she lacthes but does the same thing

then using the football hold , she lacths better on the right side vs the left

have tried to hold her across the body where she is git her body/tummy laying in front of the other breast with trying to feed her on the right boob

Do have a new Medela Pump In Style Advanced On-The-Go Tote Breastpump

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Old 02-20-2011, 09:13 AM   #2
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Medela makes these nipple covers that help pull your nipples out. They are not nipple shields as you don't use them when lo is eating. I forgot what they are called but it helped a girlfriend of mine.

http://medgrid.medela.ch/CDN/breastf...eastshells.php
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:26 AM   #3
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Re: Nursing with lacthing / nipples issues NEWBABY2.17.11

Did you have an epidural? You may want to try something called reverse pressure softening. Your milk is probably increasing in volume by now, and being your 3rd, you have more milk sooner than someone with their first. so I would try that. Also pumping before to draw the nipple out will help. What you are describing is short shanked nipples, they retract when pulled out. I have them, and had to use a shield for the first 4 months, and this is my 3rd baby! you need to create a ridge with the breast, babies dont nipple feed, they breast feed! so take your arm above your wrist and see how it is kind of a ridge? thats what your breast needs to do in order to latch on. ------0------ like that. sorry, its hard to help via internet! well, i hope that helped a little, can you go to the hospitals LC?
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:10 PM   #4
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Re: Nursing with lacthing / nipples issues NEWBABY2.17.11

I know how you feel! My little guy did the same thing. When my breasts got bigger when my milk came in, it flattened my nipples and made it impossible for him to latch on and stay on. This eventually led to awful nipple pain but I refused to give up. I got DH to pick a few up at Target. We've been using them ever since! He will eventually be able to nurse without them with practice and time. If you've tried everything else, maybe give these a shot? HTH!
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:21 PM   #5
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Re: Nursing with lacthing / nipples issues NEWBABY2.17.11

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Medela makes these nipple covers that help pull your nipples out. They are not nipple shields as you don't use them when lo is eating. I forgot what they are called but it helped a girlfriend of mine.

http://medgrid.medela.ch/CDN/breastf...eastshells.php
Just a quick note on these, the LC at the hospital here told me that in her opinion, these don't work as well as the softshell type. I'm not sure what the difference is exactly as I have not seen the Therashell in person but Medella also makes a softshell for inverted/flat nipples. She claims that she has seen better results from the softshell. I use the softshell myself and like I said I have not seen these other ones in person but I just thought I'd pass that along just in case!
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:10 PM   #6
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Re: Nursing with lacthing / nipples issues NEWBABY2.17.11

I had the same issue and just used nipple shields at first. It helped her latch and helped "reform" my nipples. After a couple of weeks she could latch without them. I know a lot of people are anti-nipple shield, but they worked fine for me!
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