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Is this normal?

Posted by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 3:41 PM
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She's now 5 days old. The top half of my nipple is scabbed up and cracked and nasty. But the bottom half is normal. The lactation consultant says she has a lazy latch, is this just part of it?
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MommyO2-6631
by Leslie on Feb. 5, 2013 at 3:59 PM
My nipples sort of peeled i guess you would say but scabbed, cracked and nasty is not normal!
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mrswhite417
by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 4:06 PM
It's not so bad once they go back down. But right after she nurses is when they look so gross.

Quoting MommyO2-6631:

My nipples sort of peeled i guess you would say but scabbed, cracked and nasty is not normal!
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melindabelcher
by mel on Feb. 5, 2013 at 4:23 PM
Not normal.

I'm mobile so I can't link but check out proper latching technique. Sometimes letting baby latch themself while you lay back gets better latches.

try to get in with an ibclc.
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mrswhite417
by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 4:26 PM
I did yesterday but all she said was she has a lazy latch due to jaundice and possibly a shallow latch but to come back when the jaundice goes away.

Quoting melindabelcher:

Not normal.



I'm mobile so I can't link but check out proper latching technique. Sometimes letting baby latch themself while you lay back gets better latches.



try to get in with an ibclc.
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melindabelcher
by mel on Feb. 5, 2013 at 4:27 PM
Was it an ibclc or an lc?

Can you see a lip or tongue tie?
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mrswhite417
by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 4:33 PM
I'm not sure. I guess just a LC at the hospital. It wasn't the hospital I delivered at but it was closest.

Quoting melindabelcher:

Was it an ibclc or an lc?



Can you see a lip or tongue tie?
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mrswhite417
by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 4:33 PM
And I don't see any tongue or lip tie but I don't really know what I'd be looking for.
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gdiamante
by Group Mod - Gina on Feb. 5, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Search this group for tongue tie and you'll find maggiemom's posts on the matter. I think it may be linked on the resources sticky as well.

100% NOT normal.

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