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The every 2 hours thing is just so draining because its hurts me so much I know its coming and when he is hungry what can I do, I have to feed him!
My milk isnt coming in so he has to feed for a long time to get it all the colostrum out. The midwife has me pumping after hes done for 3 mins to get the last drops out and hopefully encourage my milk to come in. I lothe pumping
Anyone have any amazing secrets for helping nipple pain?!
It's been 6 yrs since I finished nursing my last one, but I do remember the pain in the beginning. I used to clamp my hand around / pinch around my nipple before baby would latch on... somehow that hurt less when baby started to feed. Also, I think the pain was completely gone in 3 or 4 weeks.
its a lot worse on one side than the other. I am not too sure why. Seems the side that has the better supply only really really hurts for the first min. The side (which is my larger breast) that makes less hurts so much more. It hurts the entire time. I wonder if its cause he is sucking harder or something.
Are you sure he's latching on correctly? With #2 I was in extreme pain, thought he was latching correctly and was in pain because it was the 1st couple days. Then I got on youtube and watched some videos. He was not latching correctly. After that we didn't have problems.
We have a shallow latch and it's worse on one side but I cannot figure out how to get him to take more in- if I get it in he won't latch or if he does he worms his way back. Sigh. I just use lanolin and make sure they get lots of air. My first two were way worse so I'm kinda like eh about it but I know the feeling about dreading feedings. Especially at night. During the day he tends to latch better.
First make sure your latch is correct (is your nipple perfectly round once he pulls off?)! If it is and this is just the initial soreness then after you nurse try to spread a little colostrum on your nipples and let them air dry for a while. Then put on lanolin and gel pads. It really does help The first few weeks are just kind of a pain no matter what you do unfortunately:/
I had pretty extreme pain when she latched on for the first 30 seconds or minute, even though she was latched on correctly. Midwife said it's normal and will go away in a couple weeks (and it did) but holy crap it hurt!!! I really don't think there is much to help that pain...I used lanolin, and i've heard breast milk and coconut oil are supposed to help too but I think it's something you just build a tolerance to.
Big ((hugs)) Breastfeeding might be a pain at first but once you get over those bumps I think it's a lot more convenient than formula. Loved that I never had to remember to bring bottles or formula when we went out or make bottles during the night.