• N
  • 10 months ago

Breastfeeding help!

Hi ladies! This is my first time on here so not sure how it works, but I’m looking for some advice! I’m breastfeeding my newborn daughter (6 days old) and it is incredibly painful! Cracked and all 😣 I breastfed my son, but he couldn’t nurse until 2 weeks old due to a surgery, so I pumped first. Breastfeeding was not painful with him and we did it for a year. The Lactation Consultant said she is latching correctly. I was using coconut oil to help but picked up lanolin today. Any other advice to help heal and be in less pain? How long does the cracking usually last? Thank you!!
  • C
  • CA
  • 3 months ago

So helpful!

  • Y
  • TX, US
  • 3 months ago

I would say do not use anything on your nipples except your own breastmilk. Anything you put on your nipples your baby will ingest. Put breastmilk and air your breasts after feedings. Avoid putting soap when you take showers and if possible get some sun on your breasts while airing. This whole thing will only last one week or two. Stay strong and good luck! 😁

  • A
  • WA, US
  • 3 months ago

Is she tongue tied

  • A
  • AZ, US
  • 3 months ago

I never had any cracking like ever sometimes it was a little bit sore just from the nursing so much and the engorgement in the beginning but for the engorgement I just took hot baths and pumped if I needed to like if I got a clogged up and I was advised by lactation consultant to use lanolin if my nipples got cracked which they never did or what you also could do is maybe use a milk pad maybe that will be a little bit more gentler than the brawl that you're using hope you get better soon

  • A
  • NC, US
  • 3 months ago

For sure check for a tie and I used a nipple shield till my daughter was 6 months old. It was a life saver! I don’t loose any milk from it, always had an oversupply. #noshame

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