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Old 04-27-2012, 09:10 PM   #11
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((HUGS)) mom. I hope you feel better soon. I tell my girls that it's like breaking in a new pair of shoes. Sometimes ice packs help with the pain. You can also use a bit of antibiodic cream to help heal any open sores.

This baby is taking a portion of the breast in the mouth along with the nipple? Nursing on the nipple alone is painful, but I don't think it sounds like that's what you have going on.

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Old 04-27-2012, 09:13 PM   #12
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Another thing you may want to try to ease your pain is tea bags- the lactation consultant at the hospital I delivered in told me to brew tea and then use the warm bag on my nipples. The tea leaves are supposed to help it heal faster than on its own, which can be especially helpful if you're scabbing, etc. Good luck, it sounds like you're working hard and doing a great job. The first week or two is difficult but it gets soooo much better soon!
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:50 AM   #13
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Pain (like a pinch/stretch) is normal. Scabs are NOT normal. Cracking, bleeding and scabs all mean that your latch isn't right. Sometimes, even when a latch looks right, it isn't right. How do you know? It doesn't feel good/right.

If you are latching properly, there is generally a pinch/stretching (this can be fairly intense) sensation when baby first latches. This sensation should get less and less as the feed goes on. Over times (days) this sensation should be gone all together.

Seek out a LLL Leader or Lactation Consultant ASAP. No need to suffer through weeks of discomfort for your baby to "outgrow" her bad latch when you could probably fix it in a few minutes with a good LC.
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:04 PM   #14
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I agree find a lc... You will get better much quicker with a good latch! Hang in there!
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:20 PM   #15
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Re: Help! New mom

I also had a lot of nipple pain the first week or two. I think I was very sensitive in the beginning, and DS took so long to nurse, I think that was part of the problem. I used Lanolin religiously and my mom got some nipple shields for me ( a Godsend!), they helped me recover from the cracks and then we stopped using them. My supply or DS's latch was not affected.

We also used a pacifier early on, and again, no issues.
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As for the paci, the main "danger" in the first 6 weeks is that baby nursing for food AND comfort help establish supply. But lots of people give one and don't have problems. I don't give one personally, and it's a personal choice.

Yes, in the beginning it can take a week or so to figure things out with your baby, but cracks are a sign something is off. If your latch seems good but she's slipping off and hurting you you might want to have her checked for a tongue tie. It's super common and often missed.
Hire an IBCLC and get help. It's money well spent!
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LO is probably getting enough milk but just wants to nurse constantly and cries to communicate that. My son as nursing constantly all the time. By day 3 in the hospital I was in tears each time he latched and couldn't breath. My nipples were bleeding each time and completely scabbed and raw. I tried letting them air dry, breast milk, nipple cream, breast pads, the cool gel pads. Not a thing worked. I Saw a lactation consultant who said to pump every hour for 15 minutes and after each time put nipple cream on with a gel pad an breast pad for 24 hours. 24 was enough to heal my nipple to keep nursing. It was super stressful but I had tried everything else and my nipples were about to fall off! Lol we've been nursing now almost 15 months.
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Try soothies. I know target has u u can use few times b4 u change & try lansioh cream. Call lactation consultants through strongmoms from similac 24/7 or ur hospital ones or doctor. Use ur resources.
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Pain (like a pinch/stretch) is normal. Scabs are NOT normal. Cracking, bleeding and scabs all mean that your latch isn't right. Sometimes, even when a latch looks right, it isn't right. How do you know? It doesn't feel good/right.

If you are latching properly, there is generally a pinch/stretching (this can be fairly intense) sensation when baby first latches. This sensation should get less and less as the feed goes on. Over times (days) this sensation should be gone all together.

Seek out a LLL Leader or Lactation Consultant ASAP. No need to suffer through weeks of discomfort for your baby to "outgrow" her bad latch when you could probably fix it in a few minutes with a good LC.
I agree with all of this! Great post
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