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Old Oct 8th, 2007, 10:04 AM   1
KX
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Breast Feeding!!!


My god is all I can say.

I bf Lucy for 2 days then had to give up as the stomache pains were so severe it felt like labour pains again! I was on dehydracodeine and paracetemol but after her being on the breast a couple of minutes I couldn't cope! It was like spasms!

Anyway she went on aptimal for 1 day and I tried again today and its fine.

Why dont they prepare you for that kind of pain!!

My nipples are getting sore tho, and I have been putting lansinoh on, is there anyother remedy anyone can recommend?

Also she is a snack feeder-doesnt go on for any length of time, but wants 5 minutes here and there which (sounds bad) but is so annoying and restrictive!

Any help would be appreciated. Also slings-I want a comfortable one suitable for feeding etc-any advice?

thankies xxx



 
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Old Oct 8th, 2007, 10:28 AM   2
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Cant offer any breast feeding advise, just wanted to give you a hug for the after pains.

horrible horrible things!



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Old Oct 8th, 2007, 10:45 AM   3
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Layla hun now I know why u tried to pre warn me! They are horrendous!




 
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Old Oct 8th, 2007, 11:04 AM   4
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i think midwifes reaslly should tell mums more about them, i dont think anyone is prepared for them second time round

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Old Oct 8th, 2007, 13:46 PM   5
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kamillosan hun is the best. Also air breasts as much as poss. She will snack like this for a while. You need Kina,Beanie or Caroline for advice they are best ones to advise

Congrats on birth hunny
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Old Oct 8th, 2007, 13:50 PM   6
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believe me it does get better.
Breast feeding takes alot of commitment and perserverance.
I had some toe curling times.
The after pains do subside. honestly.
But well done for giving it a go.
I was too subborn to admit defeat and fed through pain and tears because i didn't want every one who was saying bottle bottle bottle to win! but that was my own point of view (not judging any one)



 
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Old Oct 8th, 2007, 14:22 PM   7
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Kx have you had someone come and check you latch. If that is ok then it might be that you have a snacker. Lucy will be feeding often to get your milk supply up and its tough but the best thing is to just let her feed when she wants. My firends baby fed for a bit at a time whereas seren fed for 40 mins a time and they both grew at the same rate. she willsoonsettledown intoa more regular routine and will space her feeds.

as for the sore nipples the best thing is breastmilk, just express a bit and rub on after a feed. there is lasioh too, which helped me.



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Old Oct 8th, 2007, 14:56 PM   8
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The lansinoh cream is the best thing. I laddled it on for a week or two till it all settled down.



 
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Old Oct 8th, 2007, 15:01 PM   9
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Your nipples will get less painful, but it will take time. I'd make sure that you're getting the latch right, check with your MW. Trying different positions when feeding can help, i.e rugby ball hold, lying down etc. Afterpains are a bitch 2nd time round I couldn't believe how painful they were after Alex when I didn't suffer anything after Ella!
Her feeding will settle, she's just getting used to breastfeeding and also stimulating your milk, give it a week or two and you'll be doing great.



 
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Old Oct 8th, 2007, 16:34 PM   10
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Sounds like you're doing great K, you've been given great advice - I'd just add make sure you're using paper backed breast pads (johnstons, tommy tippee, lasinoh are all good) or re-usables, don't go for the one with plastic backs as they don't let your boobs air and can lead to infections if you are going to be prone to anything.

If your nipples are sore it could be that the latch isn't right and a bit of your boobs adjusting to Lucy's suckling.

Olivia was a snack feeder too and had to try putting a wet cloth on her face and blowing in her face to wake her up a bit.

I have a Coorie sling from www.brightsparkslings.co.uk and breastfed well in it



 
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