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This is normal, right?

Posted by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 12:07 AM
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My nipples are really sore after I bf my newborn. That is normal right? It will get better a he gets older and my milk comes in, right?

Right now he's just getting colostrum. I'm pretty sure he is latched on right. Well at least the nurse said he was.

I should have read more breastfeeding books while pregnant.

I feel so dumb and stupid right now!
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christineT79
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 12:10 AM

As long as it dosnt hurt for the whole feeding. It should only hurt for about a minute when you first get him latched on. Your nipples do need to toughen up alittle bit & get used to being constantly sucked on. It will get better. Use lanolin inbetween feedings.

SadieJames
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 12:10 AM

Lily is 5 days old and my nipples are sore but getting better.  My milk came in and that helped! 

MaddiesMama09
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 12:11 AM
Soreness is typical in the beginning. Your breasts will get used to it quickly. I remember my nipples feeling sensitive to air! Haha. As long as his latch is ok, it will go away.
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Ms.Pteranodon
by Silver Member on Jan. 14, 2013 at 12:13 AM
Should I put the lanolin on right after a feeding or can I before and after?

It doesn't hurt like bad hurt when he's eating. I mean I can feel him sucking but it is not like stabbing pain or anything. But definitely for a little while after he stops it burns.



Quoting christineT79:

As long as it dosnt hurt for the whole feeding. It should only hurt for about a minute when you first get him latched on. Your nipples do need to toughen up alittle bit & get used to being constantly sucked on. It will get better. Use lanolin inbetween feedings.


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Bitemebetty
by Member on Jan. 14, 2013 at 12:13 AM
I think it took two weeks to stop hurting. Towards the end I would cry out when he latched. That cream wqs my best friend
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christineT79
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 12:20 AM


Quoting Ms.Pteranodon:

Should I put the lanolin on right after a feeding or can I before and after?

It doesn't hurt like bad hurt when he's eating. I mean I can feel him sucking but it is not like stabbing pain or anything. But definitely for a little while after he stops it burns.



Quoting christineT79:

As long as it dosnt hurt for the whole feeding. It should only hurt for about a minute when you first get him latched on. Your nipples do need to toughen up alittle bit & get used to being constantly sucked on. It will get better. Use lanolin inbetween feedings.


I used to put the lanolin on right after a feeding. It's ok for the baby to eat some of it. My baby used to have it all over her face. My hubby said in the begining I used to look like I was being struck by lightning when she would first latch on. For me it was toe curling pain for about a minute & then would stop. They were also sore for me inbetween feedings. I couldnt touch them. Now I'm 4 months in & have no pain at all.

gdiamante
by Group Mod - Gina on Jan. 14, 2013 at 12:26 AM
Before and after. You sound like you're right on target!
AngryBob
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 12:28 AM
I would often squeeze a drop or two of breast milk out, du. it on my nipple, and let it air dry. Before and after feedings. It helped soo much, and I didn't have to buy cream.
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Ms.Pteranodon
by Silver Member on Jan. 14, 2013 at 12:32 AM
That's what I was doing, but it didn't help much...



Quoting AngryBob:

I would often squeeze a drop or two of breast milk out, du. it on my nipple, and let it air dry. Before and after feedings. It helped soo much, and I didn't have to buy cream.

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babynurse244
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 2:18 AM

Honestly, you can read all the books in the world and experience is still the best instructor. I wouldn't worry that you didn't read more books. You're doing fine and it will get easier.

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