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    Hi all,
    I have a new 3 day old DD who was born 3 weeks early & has a bit of jaundice which has made her a bit slow to take to feeding in the first 2 days, my milk has now come in and she has gotten a lot stronger and alert and feeds well...
    My problem is... She HATES my left hand side and it's a HUGE effort to finally get her attached and she gets so worked up!
    She'll be wanting a feed and I'll put her to my LHS and put nipple in mouth and she will just hold her mouth open even wider and shake her head?
    Any suggestions?
    I've been expressing the LHS so that it is getting stimulation too but I'd love for her to latch to it well like she does my RHS

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    Do you have a lactation consultant available at the hospital she was born at? They would be the best place to start.
    Have you tried using another hold?
    I had issues with my now 5 week old DS when he was a few days old latching properly to my LHS and ended up with a cracked nipple and I had to alternate the more traditional across the chest hold with the 'football' hold.

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    Maybe it's not the nipple, but it is uncomfortable to lay that side? Or it could be that the flow is too fast or slow.
    You could try the football hold to see if she will feed that way. Or if the flow is too fast, try leaning back to slow it down.
    But try and see a LC so you can work it out.

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    I second the suggestion to try the football hold on that side. Also, you can start the feed on the RHS then when bub isn't so impatient and hungry, you can switch to the left.
    It will get easier though. My left nipple is a different size (it has scar tissue from a piercing gone wrong) and bub used to hate it but now he is fine.

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    Bub might be out of shape even if the birth wasn't traumatic, I'd see a chiro old be as easy as a few adjustments

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    Chiro ... My daughter did this her shoulder was out of alignment ... Football hold in meantime

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    I had this with DD. She preferred one side over the other for quite a while. I found that football hold was the way so she'd basically be feeding the same way with both sides.


 

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