• N
  • 3 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!!
  • N
  • Spring, United States
  • 16 days 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
  • a month ago

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

  • D
  • Hamilton, Canada
  • a month ago

Ask you ob or family doctor was a medicated nipple cream it works like magic. Or try using a nipple shield off and on for a break. You can get them at toys r us !

  • S
  • Goldsboro, United States
  • 2 months ago

Allowing some of your own breast milk to sit on your nipples after nursing and allowing them to air dry is one of the best fixes! It helps you heal quickly and keeps them moisturized to prevent cracking. Breast milk is great for healing!!

  • R
  • Inverness, UK
  • 2 months ago

Hey, I know I'm a bit late here. But if you're on Facebook, join a group called Facebook Yummy Mummies. There are some amazing and helpful ladies on there who can advise so much regarding breastfeeding :) I've learnt so much just being in the group.

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