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January 29th, 2011, 09:57 AM
amazing_love's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Breastfeeding is really sore right now on my left side. I have been dreading nursing him because it hurts SO bad! I have a sore on my left nipple. I don't know how it got there but my guess is it was from him biting me. I can see it try to heal especially when i wake up in the morning but then he nurses and it irriates it and opens it back up (sorry, i know that sounds really gross). I need to go buy some more lansinoh cream and have been putting ice over it but don't know what else i can do to help it. No one around me seems very supportive. When i asked a lactation consultant about our BF struggles the other day she tried to tell me he might be weaning which i can tell he's not!

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January 29th, 2011, 10:18 AM
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He's NOT weaning. Is he teething? Kolbie's latch gets funny when she's getting a new tooth in and I always get blisters. You might also want to try the gel soothing things. They can be a bit... shocking since they're cold, but they do help heal sores. Can you nurse on the right only for a day and pump the left to let it heal more?
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January 29th, 2011, 10:21 AM
QueenCrafty's Avatar Courtney
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Those gel pads are great! Try those for sure. You could also put some neosporin on it but make sure you wipe it off before he nurses. I can't believe the LC suggested he was weaning, that is a bit ridiculous.

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January 29th, 2011, 12:16 PM
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I'd try a gel pad as well and some neosporin, just wipe it off if there are any traces before he nurses again. I had really bad cracked nipples the first few weeks when Vi was born and I was in major pain. Neosporin was the only thing that healed it up for me.

It doesn't sound like he is weaning at all, what a dumb LC!

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January 31st, 2011, 11:25 AM
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Thanks for the help. I've been using neosporin and only pumping on that side to let it heal. It definitely seems to be doing better.

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