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any suggestions on how to make them not hurt? adult content

i'm a breast feeding mommy with a baby who is going through a growth spurt and she eats every 45 mins to an hour during the day, im very sore now anysuggestions?


Asked by Babybear89 at 1:35 PM on Nov. 27, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (9)
  • Do you have an overactive letdown? That can cause a young baby to bite. It is to try to slow down the flow.


    Answer by aehanrahan at 4:30 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • After feeding, rub breast milk on your nipples, and let them completely air dry

    Answer by rkoloms at 3:52 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • Are you using lanolin between feedings? That will help a lot. So does rubbing some breast milk into the nipple area after each feeding.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 1:39 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • hot/cold packs....they make some for your breasts. They worked for me.

    Are they cracked or anything like that? Is she biting?

    Answer by mommy_bink at 1:40 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • baby is 12 weeks old now. and she is bitting quite a bit.
    lanolin helps for the most part

    Comment by Babybear89 (original poster) at 1:46 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • Lanalin helps. But they also sell nipple shields that are amazing. they are made of some silicone product. That's what I used and it helped my son learn to latch on the correct way then we had no more pain!

    Answer by OBImomma at 1:50 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • we have no problem with latching not since our doula friend helped me out with that its mostly biting that hurts so much ive tried pumping and feeding with a bottle she will not eat from one at all

    Comment by Babybear89 (original poster) at 1:54 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • some sort of nipple balm or expressing a little bit of milk and rubbing it on them. Also air drying after each feeding should help too.

    Answer by wolverinemama at 3:14 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • Just old is the baby?

    Answer by ShouldHaveLeft at 1:36 PM on Nov. 27, 2010