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April 6th, 2008, 04:50 PM
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Hello everyone I am due in August and i have never breastfed before so I have some questions if you all dont mind

1. I have my nips pierced how will that affect me breastfeeding and should i just take them out now?

2. I have 2 other children that I didnt bf and im not sure how there going to react to me bfing how do you explain to them that its natural to bf
i know silly i have been reading everything i can to prepare myself but I havent come across any clear answers about the above q's tia
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April 6th, 2008, 05:35 PM
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I had my nipples pierced and took them out before I got pregnant, but they are healed and I never noticed anything different or wierd. I never nursed any of my 4 older kids but have been nursing this new little girl for nearly 4 months now. The kids never asked about it, or thought it was weird because I didn't act like it was weird or tried to hide it or anything. My older kids are 6, 5(on thurs) 3, & 18 months. Now my older girls pretend they are nursing their babies and have even forgotten that bottles are for feeding tiny babies too lol.

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April 6th, 2008, 07:41 PM
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piercings should not be a problem.

show them pics of animals nursing and explain that you make special milk just for baby.

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April 6th, 2008, 08:29 PM
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Like reptimom my girls also feed their babies by lifting their shirts! It's the cutest thing.

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