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1 year ago

Breastfeeding fact I didn’t know!!!

So 1st time breastfeeding mommy I’ve been working hard on breastfeeding switching baby from one side to the other but I got a blister on one side n it’s been very very painful so i decided to just latch her one my left side for a few days to heal the right side it’s been very painful I wasn’t latchingher right.. BUT!!!!! Letting my right side heal for about a week my boob got smaller then my left side 😦 didn’t know that by not latching her I would stop producing from one boob wow 😯 latching her back on to see if I start producing again omg had no idea just worried about the pain
Breastfeeding fact I didn’t know!!!

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1 year ago

Ok. So one thing my mom(mom of 7) always told me. When breast feeding after baby is done make sure you dry off your nipple or let it air dry before you put it away in your bra or shirt. Always! Once I did this my breast were so much better when breastfeeding. Not so painful

1 year ago

You didn't stop producing, but you probably did decrease it on that side. Milk will be there for months to years after you stop nursing, so don't think you've dried up! Latch baby as often as possible, switching sides for every feed. A blister sounds like a poor latch. I see you're using a shield here too. Have you been in touch with a LC?

1 year ago

What nipple shield is that

1 year ago

Invest in a good nipple cream. My son did the same to me but the cream healed everything in a day or so.

1 year ago

Is she latching correctly? Make sure you have her open her mouth wide before latching- if she starts to pinch at all you should put a finger gently to guide her chin down and therefore opening her mouth for. Batter deeper latch

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1 year ago

No I wasn’t latching her right when she would let go my nipple had a lipstick shape💄 which led to the blister I’ve been practicing n I think I’m got it but it’s still sensitive on both sides I really hope I get use to this 😬

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