Answer by FelipesMom at 1:01 PM on Nov. 4, 2009
Answer by IrishMommaC at 1:05 PM on Nov. 4, 2009
The lactation consultant and La leche league will be a wealth of information, and support. Plus I would have to see how the baby was latching on to see why it hurts. The hospital, phone book or WIC would have names and numbers for both groups. But if you can hardly see the dark part around your nipple, then the latch is most likely good.
You know your child is full when they are falling asleep at the breast, happy and playful while awake and sleeping normally. Also you might be able to see a little bit of milk on on the lips while attached, then you know they are getting some. Also listen or feel for breathing, you can't breath and swallow at the same time. You might be able to hear the swallowing especially if they are guzzling it down. And your breast will be squishier and lighter after feedings. Trust your gut, and your mommy instincts, they won't let you down.
Answer by DevilInPigtails at 1:19 PM on Nov. 4, 2009
Answer by mompam at 1:33 PM on Nov. 4, 2009
Answer by jlry_ldy at 1:50 PM on Nov. 4, 2009
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Answer by piwife at 1:52 PM on Nov. 4, 2009