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Does breast feeding really hurt? If you deside to pump do you have to do it at certian times?

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2009mommytobe

Asked by 2009mommytobe at 8:46 PM on Mar. 22, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • it didnt hurt me . youwould pump on your schedule becuase if youdotn keep it regular it canmake your breast sore and way full .
    Mrs.Owen86

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 8:47 PM on Mar. 22, 2009

  • it can if the baby isnt latched on correctly and it will for a little while till u get use to it
    josalin

    Answer by josalin at 8:48 PM on Mar. 22, 2009

  • Yeah, it hurt me at first.

    Use some Lansino for your achy nips...

    They'll toughen up in two or three weeks.
    Anjeey

    Answer by Anjeey at 8:50 PM on Mar. 22, 2009

  • It can hurt at first, especially if there are latch issues. Give it a try for a couple of weeks and it should be much better. Ultimately it won't be uncomfortable at all. HTH!
    Freela

    Answer by Freela at 8:53 PM on Mar. 22, 2009

  • It hurt me at first but He wasn't latching on correctly...now its just part of our daily routine...a part that we love. Pumping works best if you do it on your schedule and a few times a day...just like your baby was nursing...best of luck
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:57 PM on Mar. 22, 2009

  • It can hurt but doesn't have to. Pumping can be done but it's a steep commitment...every two hours with a double electric.

    Pick up a copy of "So That's What They're For" by Janet Tamaro. Lots of good info that will help you.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 9:06 PM on Mar. 22, 2009

  • the first 2 days i didnt hurt but then the 3rd day i got chapped and it hurt like hell! but i would make sure to have lots of breast salve on hand- that helped me out alot - try and get the most natural one that wont bother the baby when feeding- and also talk to a lactation consultant- most hospitals provide them for free- they can help teach u ways to avoid the pain- like massaging ur nipples before the baby comes and things to do after the baby comes- good luck and i hope all goes fine for u!
    lovelyli217

    Answer by lovelyli217 at 9:12 PM on Mar. 22, 2009

  • oh and with the pumping question- if u can- after the baby eats his/her fill- try and pump then- it can also help ur milk production come in easier!
    lovelyli217

    Answer by lovelyli217 at 9:14 PM on Mar. 22, 2009

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