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How to get your nipples ready for breastfeeding/

I tried nursing both my children and had no success.. i have inverted nipples.. Could you please give me some advice on how to get myself ready to breastfeed again. I even tried the shield.. didnt help. Saw a lactation specialist.. didnt help. Please give me any suggestions you may have. I will try anything.. I really want to make it work this time.

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:11 PM on Nov. 17, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • i don't anything about inverted nipples since mine aren't, one is half flat so it gave me a tad more trouble but not bad. i just wanted to suggest you read up on it on that is a GREAT SITE. good luck :) there are 3 links for it here

    Answer by Stefanie83 at 12:30 PM on Nov. 17, 2009

  • ok 2 of those links didn't work for me :( but the one did

    that is another website i used A LOT in the beginning.

    Answer by Stefanie83 at 12:33 PM on Nov. 17, 2009

  • I had an inverted nibble. Get a nibble shield that will help to hold the nibble up while nursing. Also you wont have an issue with cracked or bleeding nibbles. With me after a while I didn't need it and I no longer have an inverted nipple. I did have to ween my oldest off the shield which was a bit difficult. Second didn't need a shield. I nursed two girls until at least 18 month with little difficulties past the first 6 weeks. Also it sounds like there was more going on then just the inverted nibble. Get stubborn and creative, and something will work.


    Answer by DevilInPigtails at 1:10 PM on Nov. 17, 2009


    Answer by amileegirl at 5:18 PM on Nov. 17, 2009

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