the lactation nurse showed us how to do it the "right" way... but they are still sore! is this normal.. or am i still doing it wrong? im sure its normal to be sore when first starting but i dont want to mess this up.Answer Question
Answer by truealaskanmom at 4:40 AM on Jan. 23, 2010
Answer by wolfmomma30 at 4:57 AM on Jan. 23, 2010
Answer by GailllAZ at 6:12 AM on Jan. 23, 2010
I had a good latch, my LC assured me..but in the beginning the tingle most woman get during let down was very painful for me. It went away to a tingle after a week. Just make sure you have a good latch and let your nipples air dry. Call your local La leche for a meeting, bring the baby everyone will help you.
Answer by Farrahann at 7:29 AM on Jan. 23, 2010
It may be that:
your nipples are just getting used to it, or
the baby isn't doing it properly the entire time.
Though the milk comes out of the nipples, it is the "massage" of the areolas that forces the milk out. Check that the babe's ears are wiggling and that she is actually swallowing.
By 6-7 weeks, bfing should start becoming routine for both of you. Sometimes it is just that the baby has grown and matured by then.
Answer by happytexasCM at 11:09 AM on Jan. 23, 2010
Answer by Bellarose0212 at 11:40 AM on Jan. 23, 2010
Answer by TiffanyMarie80 at 11:54 AM on Jan. 23, 2010