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Old 03-29-2012, 12:40 PM   #1
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Any way to prepare nipples for bfeeding??

Dd weaned back in September and babe is coming in 2 weeks. I was really sore when I starting nursing dd in the hospital, I was so cracked and sore it took quite a few days. Is there anything I can do to make it easier this time around???

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Place a binder clip on each one for 5 minutes every 2 hours or so?
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Sorry, I killed your thread.
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Lather them in lanolin and get some nipple shields to wear as much as possible.
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at the binder clips

I don't think there's much of anything you can do, but you could start using some lanolin on them to help keep them moisturized...it might or might not help with the dry/cracking. BTDT!!!
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Oh and LMBO! I about died laughing at your comments!
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Re: Any way to prepare nipples for bfeeding??

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Place a binder clip on each one for 5 minutes every 2 hours or so?
LOL! I was spared the intial soreness because DS2 would only latch with a nipple shield, but now we just use lanolin when he hits a growth spurt.
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Lol I was thinking sandpaper might help...might have to look into the clips, lol.
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:26 PM   #9
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I dont know how other babies nurse but DS....well binder clips would have been a welcome treat! I wish I would have used lanolin every time before the cracking started. I think that might have helped.
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Cracking/bleeding is a sign of a bad latch. Get help ASAP!
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