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December 28th, 2012, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by ~Traci~ View Post
Great article!!

I couldn't agree more!! I BF DD for 6 months then gave up. The pain never got better and I couldn't take it any longer. I visited the lactation consultant several times and I still was never 100% pain free. I so desperately wanted to love nursing, but instead I felt guilty and hated it. I hope it comes much easier this time around!!
Ugh, get a different lactation consultant! The one assigned to me at the hospital kept telling me that the latch was perfect and that everything was going well. I kept showing her that my nipple was coming out pure white and completely flattened but she said that was normal! NO WAY! I had to do a bunch of searching online and I found a series of videos and message posts of women experiencing the same thing and it was obviously a clamping issue (baby is essentially biting down with their gums and limiting how much milk is getting out and so want to nurse more which makes the whole thing incredibly painful). Once I began pressing down on his chin and doing the "flipple" my milk flowed much more quickly and freely. This meant less time nursing, quicker food, and his jaw relaxed and the pain stopped.

I'm confident that I'll have an easier time nursing this one but if it hurts again I intend on making a nuisance of myself with the various LCs in my area until I get it figured out.

'Scuse the bad typing, please. 'Breast is Best' but not when browsing the internet!

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