• N
  • 4 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!!
  • Y
  • Austin, United States
  • 20 days ago

Nipple shields to the rescue!!! And don’t worry about spending money on nipple creams— rub a little breastmilk on them. My lactation consultant recommended these things, and my boobs were back to normal in no time (THANK GOODNESS).

  • J
  • Monroe, United States
  • a month ago

I’ve heard nipple shields reduces milk production over time . I’d check for a lip or tongue tie

  • S
  • Noblesville, United States
  • 2 months ago

NIPPLE SHIELD NIPPLE SHIELD NIPPLE SHIELD!!!!!! The nipple shield saved my life!!!! I had absolutely no cracking, no redness, no soreness...100% no discomfort once I started using a shield. Whoever invented the nipple shield deserves some kind of national award..complete life saver!

  • N
  • Spring, United States
  • 2 months ago

I would have baby checked for ties.. if it wasn’t painful with your first, but is painful this time, baby very well could be tied.. I would take baby to someone that is well trained in ties

  • K
  • Perris, United States
  • 3 months ago

I found that the medela nipple shields helped a lot. Also, be kind with yourself.

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