I am expecting number 2 in August 2012 and stopped b'f DS at the end of 2011. I wanted to hear from those who have breastfed 2 children how their experiences differed first and second time around.
First time for me, as my nipples are 'flattish' I experienced a lot of cracking as DS drew them out and they then healed into more 'standard' looking pointy nipples. I never had mastitis or any other problems, just a lot of redness, cracking and scabbing (and therefore tenderness) over the first few weeks.
I was wondering, since DS had already done a lot of 'prep work' on my nipples, what should I expect second time around? Will I still get the splitting again?
I have heard from people that children can feed differently, I always described DS as a gentle feeder, even up until the age of 16 months he was gentle and didn't bite or hurt me so I understand this is a difference I won't be able to predict.
Love to hear your experiences from those who have BF 2 or more babies.