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June 18th, 2009, 10:11 AM
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I had to pump with my first son cuz my nipple are to small and he couldnt latch on. Sometimes he would but it wasnt right and it hurt like hell. I also lost my milk due to pumping. My question is......I heard there are shelds to use that have the bigger nipples so they can latch on. Has anyone used these and are they good or what is there if anything I can do so I dont have to keep pulling a sheld out?

here is the sheld im talking about....
kellymom.com :: Nipple shields
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June 18th, 2009, 10:21 AM
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I haven't personally used them but I know a lot of women have. Quite a few on the bf'ing board at one time were using them.

I would definitely meet with a lactation consultant too, they can have a ton of great advice and can give you more info on using them. But I do know that women have been able to successfully bf because of using them.

Here's the breastfeeding board: Breastfeeding - JustMommies Message Boards

They might have even more insight for you
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June 18th, 2009, 10:23 AM
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Thanks alote .....my last attempt i was only able to give him breast milk for 4 or 5 months. I wanted to do it longer. I never had anyone to help me last time.
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June 18th, 2009, 10:25 AM
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There's a lot of resources out there. One thing I didn't know but just found out was that I could call the lactation consultant in the hospital any time I needed advice - even now & my dd is 18 months old.

Also the LaLeche League can be super helpful. I didn't realize when I had my daughter just how many resources there were out there but it can help a lot.
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June 18th, 2009, 11:08 AM
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I'd give them a try and you should be able to wean the baby off them after a while. I would definitely talk to a lactation consultant for some advice and help. They can really work wonders. If there aren't any available to you contact your local La Leche League. They hold meetings that you can go to free of charge!
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June 18th, 2009, 11:21 AM
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Thanks alote .....my last attempt i was only able to give him breast milk for 4 or 5 months. I wanted to do it longer. I never had anyone to help me last time.

4 or 5 months is still fantastic Especially if it was uncomfortable for you! Good job Momma!

Definitely talk to a Lactation consultant & hopefully the ladies on the Breastfeeding board can help, too! I have no experience with nipple shields other than hearing they work fantastic from a friend of mine
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