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June 21st, 2013, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by laurenicole View Post
We use a nipple shield and it is what saved me from giving up. I don't know if it was his latch or my nipples, but I was in tears trying to feed him by the third day. The latch looked okay, so idk. then my milk came in and he seemed to get frustrated with the fullness. it was overnight the first night home and I had to give two formula bottles. the next morning we went and got the shield and it's been going great since (he's two weeks now). he will latch directly onto me sometimes now if I let him get started with the shield then slip it off once he gets going.
Lilah also seemed to get frustrated with the fullness once my milk came in. They gave me a free manual pump in the hospital and if I use that to express the fullness for a few minutes before feeding her, it makes my breast more pliable for her to latch on. You could try that as well.

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