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August 13th, 2013, 03:48 PM
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Mastitis? Thrush? Cracked nipples? Bad latch?

What have you overcome? What did you use to treat/fix your issues?
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August 13th, 2013, 03:59 PM
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With #1, cracked nipples (used lanolin and Soothies gel pads).

With #2, thrush (used nystatin) and clogged ducts a couple of times--still have one bleb right now (heat, frequent nursing, massage, fluids, rest, hand expressing, soaking).
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August 13th, 2013, 04:43 PM
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With #1, cracked nipples (used lanolin and Soothies gel pads).

With #2, thrush (used nystatin) and clogged ducts a couple of times--still have one bleb right now (heat, frequent nursing, massage, fluids, rest, hand expressing, soaking).
Have you tried dangle feeding?

http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/mother/dangle-feeding/

It looks ridiculous, but it really works.

With Daniel (nursed for 8 months), I had no issues except he wouldn't latch at first. I pumped and supplemented the first six weeks and then he finally, after much much work, latched.

With Keelan, I had mastitis twice, thrush once and his lazy latch at about 6 months ended up giving me sores on my nipples where his top teeth would rub. Took till almost 15 months to get them healed then he was fine for a while and he did it again. 6 months since and we've been OK. I used lots of coconut oil and lanolin (and crying while he nursed for 6 months!).
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August 14th, 2013, 03:49 AM
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I had an infected blocked duct in my nipple that was horrifically painful and i had to see a breast surgeon. DD was 3 weeks old. Otherwise, just your run of the mill stuff, blocked ducts mostly, but that is because i pumped at work.
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August 14th, 2013, 05:40 AM
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So far clogged ducts and mastitis one time. Used heat, massage, frequent feedings and antibiotics.
Ds also has a decent lip tie so we work with his latch.
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August 16th, 2013, 10:19 AM
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Have you tried dangle feeding?

http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/mother/dangle-feeding/

It looks ridiculous, but it really works.
I have, but not as consistently as I probably should. LOVE kellymom...always good, solid advice.
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August 18th, 2013, 07:18 PM
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Everything! !! Low supply, cracked and bleeding nipples, bad latch, uncoordinated suck\swallow, literally a ton!! She's 10 weeks and we are still working soooooo hard but I do not intend on giving up! Still having some slow weight gain. She was born 9 lb 12 oz. At 10 weeks she's at 11 lb 7 oz. Is that awful? We are working super hard. I'm so jealous of mamas with generous milk supplies!
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