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any tips for breastfeeding with one inverted nipple?

Posted by on Dec. 3, 2012 at 10:05 AM
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I tried breastfeeding ds#2 and i did for a month then it took a toll on me and i quit. i plan to breadtfeed with #3 when she is born too. i had one inverted nipple my left one and my right waz way easier to get milk out of. any tips?
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supermom0609
by on Dec. 3, 2012 at 10:09 AM
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frndlyfn
by Emerald Member on Dec. 3, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Make sure you have access to a lactation specialist and use shields if need be.

crazymom21
by on Dec. 3, 2012 at 12:09 PM
Stimulate the nipple to coax it out. My dh helped me a lot. My left is also inverted. Out of 4 children only my second wasn't breastfed. I just stopped with my 4th. She turned 3 on 11/11. Its not always easy but with determination its possible.
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supermom0609
by on Dec. 3, 2012 at 12:10 PM
Yea and i thought if i have to i could get a really good pump and pump the left side and let the baby nurse from right. when i waz bf my 2nd ds my right side waz so easy for him to nurse from and i could get soo much out of it.


Quoting frndlyfn:

Make sure you have access to a lactation specialist and use shields if need be.


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supermom0609
by on Dec. 3, 2012 at 12:12 PM
Yea i never knew it waz inverted because it looks no.different but it is.i would really like to successfully bf for at least a year


Quoting crazymom21:

Stimulate the nipple to coax it out. My dh helped me a lot. My left is also inverted. Out of 4 children only my second wasn't breastfed. I just stopped with my 4th. She turned 3 on 11/11. Its not always easy but with determination its possible.

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piwife
by on Dec. 3, 2012 at 12:12 PM
What you need is a nipple SHELL not shield
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.KFeatherable.
by Bronze Member on Dec. 3, 2012 at 12:15 PM
I have an inverted nipple and did just fine with breastfeeding both my boys. Breastfeeding has really helped my nipple pop out more and sometimes I can't tell which nipple was inverted. You might try those Lansinoh nipple cup things. I never used them but it might help baby latch on better
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militarywife09
by on Dec. 3, 2012 at 12:17 PM
They were called sheild when I got them.


Quoting piwife:

What you need is a nipple SHELL not shield

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SJF1989
by on Dec. 3, 2012 at 12:19 PM
I had to use the shell too just until it came out, then the nurse had me take off the shell, and just normal breast feed.
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momof2boy2girl
by on Dec. 3, 2012 at 12:22 PM
Both of mine were inverted, but I used breast shells for the last three months of my pregnancy with my first and used nipple shields and the breast shells for the first 6 weeks after he was born. Pm me if you want for advice.
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