Motherhood
  • N
  • about 1 month 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!!
  • J
  • about 1 month ago

Mama, I had the same issue and what saved was alternate between breastfeeding and bottle feeding. You can pump and save the milk for the next meal of your baby, on this way, if she eats every three hours, you will have six hours to allow your breasts to heal a bit before the next feeding. Your own milk is also a good healing agent. Always After feeding pass some milk around your nipples, let it air dry and on top of it use the breast balm with lanolin. Wait for six hours until the next feeding and you wi see how if feel less painful. That was what saved my breastfeeding. I know that with each is different but I hope any of this can help.

  • C
  • 3 months ago

I only used my own breastmilk and didn’t crack or bleed. It worked wonders for me.

  • S
  • 6 months ago

It will pass. I was in horrible pain too but we managed. First month was the worst. I would say by third month I was very confident about breastfeeding.

  • Elizabeth
  • Southpark, North Carolina, US
  • 8 months ago

I smear the left over breast milk around my nipple and let it dry before covering up with bra/clothes. When I shower I don’t dry my breast I let it air dry, and wrapping towel already dries it to some extent. Rubbing coconut oil is a double edge sword, as you need to wipe it off before breastfeeding. Baby can’t ingest it just yet. Hope this helps!

  • R
  • about 1 year ago

Remember tummy to mummy, nose to nipple xxx

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