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    Quote Originally Posted by cyoung View Post
    I'm a 16H and currently bfing our 12 week old and like you the first few weeks were the most painful time many times the initial latch would bring me to tears, my advice is the same as pp talk to a lactation consultant/ABA but maybe for relief for you now maybe some cream the likes of lansinoh could help I used it after every feed and found it quite soothing
    Oh yes! Good one, cyoung! I forgot about lasinoh. OP it's AMAZING. Buy the big tube

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    I was a G/H and it was like offering a rock hard bowling ball to her tiny head. I found the first eight weeks incredibly hard but kept asking questions of different people/places until I found someone who suited me.(ABA was horrible, MW didn't have time ECHN didn't click with me-ALL three depending who you get on the day) a private LC came and spent three hours with us and it was magic, plus she came back 10 days later to help keep us going.
    What we did -I would feed topless and tuck a teatowel under the non feeding side and roll a facewasher to tuck under the feeding side to help with lining the nip up to bub. I would sit in recliner chair with legs crossed to keep back straight, a normal pillow on the arm so I could hold her in a football/underarm position (another problem I had was 'flooding' with let down) by the time I was ready for the other side it would have softened and be easier to attach.
    This was only until my milk settled and we both lernt what we were doing.

    FWIW-DD2 BF without needing any of this.
    Goodluck and if you don't get the answers from one person remember to move onto the next.

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    Ive also got big boobies (currently 14F bras but getting squishy so will have to go up a size before bubs arrives!) and successfully fed my first 2.

    I used to feel like I was squishing their little noses but we sort of worked out that if I held them a little higher up their chins would tilt and free their nose! Sounds weird I know, but have a play around with positions, its does take time though.
    And speak to everyone you know who has breastfed! Ask them for tips that they worked out on their own

    Good Luck!

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    Thanks for all the replies & it's good to know that my b00bs aren't too big....

    So then if thats not the issue, then why am I here at 3 am with burning pains shooting out of my nipples after a 2-hour long feeding attempt with constant bad attachment? Am sitting here dreading that he's going to wake any second for the next feed.

    He just doesn't get it.

    I'm not enjoying breast feeding at all, in fact I'm really hating the whole experience!! So what's supposed to be a bonding experience is actually the opposite

    I'm *this* close to throwing in the towel!

    Sorry to whinge, I'm just especially sore after a particularly difficult feeding attempt

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    Hey, I tried to link my old thread and couldn't! If you want to find my thread in bf section called "encouragement needed" it has some very raw honest advice and also has lots of info regarding pain while bf.

    Do it look like his attachment is ok? Have you seen a lac consultant?
    It took me 10 or so weeks to stop feeling pain but I have vasospams.

    If you read my thread you'll see I went through the same feelings as you. It's bloody hard, and it can hurt like hell but I PROMISE it's worth it.
    Some people say bf caused their pnd and to ff, and I beleive bf PROBLEMS contributed to my pnd but continuing and establishing that bf relationship has been therapy for me.

    But in saying that, if you just cannot go on formula isn't the worst thing in the world. There were plenty of times I had decided to FF but I just took it one feed at a time. Maybe have a chat to the ABA.

    I truly wish you all the best.

    Ps are you using lasinoh?


    Baby wearing, co-sleeping, booby feeding mummy to one

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    Have you tried a nipple sheild?
    If it still painful with a nipple sheild maybe look at thrush or vasospams. Can you describe the pain?
    You can also try expressing and doing a bottle feed to give your nipples a break.



    Baby wearing, co-sleeping, booby feeding mummy to one

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    I was a size J when DS was born and bf perfectly!
    That's a load of poop!
    I used to sit in our recliner with my legs crossed, put a normal pillow on my thigh/chairs armrest, lay DS on the pillow in the football position, and feed that way.
    I just rested my arm behind him to keep him on his side.
    It was comfortable and that's how we did it for eight months, till we weaned him due to health issues.
    Don't give up!
    Ring the ABA, they are fantastic.
    Also ask your gp about a good LC.
    They are so knowledgable, it's crazy!
    If you want anymore advice just pm me
    Good luck and I hope you get settled into bf soon


 

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