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Old 09-15-2011, 09:27 PM   #11
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Re: Nursing a newborn

I have been in so much pain the past two weeks that I cry all night while she nurses (its worse at night - maybe because I'm so tired?) and bite down on a prefold to keep from screaming [as loudly].
I broke down today and called my ex and asked him how long this lasted with my first. He said 2 months. Sigh. I hope he's wrong.

Anyway, I'm in the same boat. Great latch, no supply issues, no tongue tie, etc. It just hurts like hell. I am aware of my nipples every second of the day, too. They are just so sensitive. I can't do a bra or even a nursing tank because they are too tight and hurt. I'm just going around town looking like a dirty hippie with no bra and milk circles on my shirts.

Here's hoping its over for both of us soon.


Laura, mama to Henry 01.28.07; Catherine 09.01.11
always missing Jack, 08.23.10
& newest addition Audrey, 04.15.14
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:01 PM   #12
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I cried through many a nursing session with my LO. My nipples bled. I bit my lip to keep from crying out and waking her up. But my nipples toughened up and now its fine. If they are super sensitive try shells (basically a cover that keeps everything from coming in contact with them) or cool gel nursing pads. I also like soft cloth nursing pads better than disposable. And keep your nipples moisturized with some nipple cream. It burst worse when they dry out.
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:30 PM   #13
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I used shields... They saved our nursing relationship. I actually used them until DS was 3 months old. It's been over a month without a shield and we're doing great!
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