Hi ladies, I gave birth to my son a week ago today and have tried to commit to breastfeeding but I am having a hard time doing so. My nipples are traumatized ....and breastfeeding is very painful. I've tried pumping and have stored some milk sometimes when I feed the baby my nipples bleed because they are not healed. I am supplementing with formula but I feel awful that I can breast feed exclusively that I am considering stopping. The first latch is very painful and it gets better but my nipples are sore non stop. I am using cream to try to heal them. I am scared to stop for a few days to give them time to heal and my baby not wanting to nurse at all.. Any advice? I breast fed my oldest with no problems but couldn't with my youngest because of the same issue but he was almost 6 weeks premature and the doctor suggested just formula feeding because he wasn't latching on.
Answer by Mikayla_lynn at 11:19 PM on Jul. 18, 2009
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Answer by MamaRoberts at 11:18 PM on Jul. 18, 2009
Until my son was 10 days old I didn't think we would be able to breastfeed at all. Everything was going wrong and the consultant from the La Leche League even told me to bottle feed him. I realized that breastfeeding wasn't going to define me as a mother. As soon as I stopped freaking out that he wouldn't latch, he latched. 2 years later he's still nursing.
The pump never hurt my nipples like he did so you could try pumping alot to get your supply up. Then maybe you won't need to supplement with formula because you'll have breast milk. Keep trying for as long as feel is right. A few weeks of crappiness could really end up paying off.
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