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October 7th, 2012, 10:07 AM
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Who is nursing? My boobs are so freaking sore right now. I have been using lanolin and those hydrogel pads. I express some milk and rub on them and let them air dry. I am not sure what else to try. They said he was latching great in the hospital and I have been watching very close and it seems like he is doing it right. It is that first min that I want to cry and then it lets up. I think this is why I stopped nursing my first LOL. With my second I had to use a shield and didn't get near this sore. I guess it protected me. I am hanging in there hoping in a couple of days we will be past this!
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October 7th, 2012, 10:12 AM
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I was very sore for a few days too. I used lots of lanolin and some cool gel pads they gave me at the hospital. My nipples aren't sore anymore though. But when they were...yikes! I would dread nursing on the left side, because it was cracked and hurt so bad! Hang in there.
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October 7th, 2012, 10:16 AM
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About how long did it last? Friday was pretty bad and last night was bad. Today is a tad better so I am hoping I am on the down side. Did you apply lanolin after every feeding? Sorry for all of the questions!
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October 7th, 2012, 10:59 AM
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Chloe is 2 and 1/2 weeks and one side is great now (started getting better about a week ago) and one side is still sore 80% of the time. The side that is still sore is the side that we struggle with, so I think I don't always get her latched on right.

Hang in there! It does get better!!!
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October 7th, 2012, 11:29 AM
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Mine were pretty sore for only three or four days. Make sure your little one is latching correctly. That can have a lot to do with it. Eve latches well, but with my son I would constantly have to flip out his bottom lip to get a proper latch.
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October 7th, 2012, 11:35 AM
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Also, yes, I applied lanolin after every feeding. Sorry, I missed that question before.
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October 7th, 2012, 02:55 PM
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I totally feel your pain but hang in there. With my first, the pain from feeding was sooo bad that I would cry each tme he latched on and my whole body would tense up...but it did get better. With 2nd, never felt a thing and then with 3rd it was like the 1st all over again...but I didn't give up and it eventually went away. This time it is hurting pretty badly but only until she is latched on really good and then the pain goes away.

I wish I had some good pieces of advice, but all I can really say is DON'T GIVE UP! Good luck friend
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October 7th, 2012, 06:12 PM
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I had that problem too, even a little bleeding.. but I feel like after a few days or so it toughens up a bit and it's not so bad? Just making sure obviously that they are latching well.
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October 7th, 2012, 07:05 PM
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Breastfeeding should NOT hurt like that. If you can, you need to see a lactation consultant or contact your local Le Leche League chapter asap. Women are misinformed that breastfeeding is a painful thing. But that is only normal if there is a problem. It is most likely a latch issue or he may be struggling with tongue tie, which can be easily treated, but needs to be evaluated by a professional. Good luck!
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October 7th, 2012, 07:17 PM
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I've felt like that with each of mine, for the first week or so.
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October 7th, 2012, 07:46 PM
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I'm not suggesting it's not common, I'm suggesting it's not normal.
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October 7th, 2012, 07:51 PM
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I use a nipple shield but little Miss likes to "bite" me with her gum so I still get sore a bit but I am not raw. Hope the pain lets up for you.
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October 8th, 2012, 05:18 AM
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Cold cabbage leaves laid on your breasts are supposed to help too!
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