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breastfeeding question..

i'm new to breastfeeding just had my son yesterday and everytime i try to breastfeed him with my left boob it hurts the riight doesnt. is this normal? anything i can do to help it?

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:19 PM on Oct. 12, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • try getty your boob more in his mouth. I had the same just have to try to get him to latch on to a little more of it, or deal with the pain till his mouth is alittle bigger

    Answer by GotToHaveFaith at 7:22 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • i have that problem with both boobs it feels fine till theres not much milk left then it hurts and i cant seem to get him to latch correctly or he does then pulls it out just enough to make it hurt everyone told me after 2wks it wouldnt hurt anymore well it's been 2wks and it still hurts hopefully you dont have the same problems im having congrats and gl!

    Answer by freshly.married at 7:35 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • What position are you using?


    Answer by Anonymous at 7:38 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • It IS normal for some discomfort. Check with a IBCLC to make sure you have the latch correct. If you have any other questions feel free to ask.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 7:45 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • the football hold helped me so much with that. Just positioning her differently made all the difference in the world.

    Answer by stenhouse_baby at 8:23 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • One side hurt for me more than the other also. Although they both didn't feel that great at first, it took a month or so before I was comfortable with it. I did the football hold also at first and that did help on the side that hurt more. don't give up! It will get better :)

    Answer by stepmom929 at 9:10 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • try cuping your breast to were the nipple is flat and fits in his mouth better.also try pumping from the one that hurts first than feed him from it.

    Answer by angelairelan at 9:49 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • oh,i always didi the laying down when i nursed,if that helps

    Answer by angelairelan at 9:50 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

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