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May 12th, 2011, 09:47 PM
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Did you ever experience pain with breastfeeding? Did you ever go through the 'bleeding nipple' stage? Did you want to give up at first?
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May 13th, 2011, 09:59 AM
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Did I ever! OMG - i'm surprised I made it through the first couple of weeks! I had scabs on my nipples, he wasn't latching quite right, and it KILLED! I never had toe curling type of pain before this! I just kept on going, and today - its like nothing. I have to say, I may have a clogged duct though - I have a lump on my left breast, and it hurts! But - breastfeeding makes it better - I think its starting to go away.
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May 13th, 2011, 06:29 PM
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yeah it was hard at first. first 3 weeks maybe. the bloody nipples, latch issues, engorgement, and then there was that milk blister. OUCHY MAMMA!
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May 14th, 2011, 11:20 AM
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I never went through any of that, because we needed a nipple shield for the first few months. When we got rid of the shield I didn't go through any of that either.
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May 17th, 2011, 09:58 PM
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ooooooooooooh yeeeesssss!!! For one, my boobs literally exploded when my milk came in. I actually started leaking milk at 6 months pregnant so by the time Remi was born - they we're full!! I went from Bs to Ds before my milk even came in. He was super tiny at birth (5lbs) and my huge D+ boobs were too big for his mouth so he didn't latch well at all. The first week we did okay...the 2nd week?? Bleeding nipples for sure! I GAVE UP!! I couldn't feed him without screaming and crying in pain. So I pumped. After letting my nipples heal for another week, we tried it again. My boobs had finally 'settled down' a bit and he was able to latch like a pro. We never had a 'painful' latch again!
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