I am so upset right now. I want to bf so bad but am having a hard time bf through the pain. its only been a week but i feel like my whole world revolves around nursing my baby. i actually cried tonight while he was eating cause it hurt so bad. i have a pump and am thinking of pumping for a few feedings to give my nipples a little break. he uses a pacifier every now and then and also a nipple shield when we really need it for a few minutes and does fine with all so i feel adding a bottle would be ok. ANY advise please, i dont know what to do.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:24 PM on Mar. 18, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
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Answer by Blueliner at 10:37 PM on Mar. 18, 2010
....was fixed. You can do it! Hang in there. Visit http://www.kellymom.com/ for info and also http://www.drjacknewman.com/ and watch some videos and read a lot of info. Also joing the breastfeeding moms group for support. There are women who are really passionate and won't mince words, but that is the kind of energy that keeps you going in the face of obstacles!
Oh yeah, I second to ditch the shield. It sucks and doesn't help in my experience. No bottles either. I know it is tempting but don't do it. If you must do something because you need to start off a feed use an eyedropper, spoon, or shot-glass sized cup. Don't use artificial nipples.
Answer by amileegirl at 10:43 PM on Mar. 18, 2010
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