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    Default New mum with blisters on nipples

    DS was born at 2am yesterday and so far seems to be going great guns with feeding. From what I can see, he does have a fair chunk of the areola in his mouth and is attached and sucking well. However, I have blisters on both nipples - youch!!! Does this happen if attachment is correct?? Or is this telling me that I have it wrong?

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    Is it a milk blister or a friction blister? What colour is it and what does it look like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CountryGirl77 View Post
    DS was born at 2am yesterday and so far seems to be going great guns with feeding. From what I can see, he does have a fair chunk of the areola in his mouth and is attached and sucking well. However, I have blisters on both nipples - youch!!! Does this happen if attachment is correct?? Or is this telling me that I have it wrong?
    Congrats! Are you still in hospital?

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    This set of resources might help if it's an attachment issue

    http://kellymom.com/ages/newborn/bf-...tch-resources/

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    Default New mum with blisters on nipples

    The blisters are yellowish clear (blister-coloured!) and there are multiple blisters on each nipple, sort of a cluster of them on the glands if that makes sense? We are still in hospital and I have a nurse coming to check the next feed so fingers crossed she'll be happy with what's going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CountryGirl77 View Post
    The blisters are yellowish clear (blister-coloured!) and there are multiple blisters on each nipple, sort of a cluster of them on the glands if that makes sense? We are still in hospital and I have a nurse coming to check the next feed so fingers crossed she'll be happy with what's going on.

    I asked about the appearance of the blister because it there are two different types when breastfeeding...if it's kind of grazed and reddish or brown, it is likely due to attachment. However what you described sounds like a milk blister (milk trapped within a milk duct, which can happen when your milk comes in and can worsen if the latch isn't spot on). Just get the nurse in the hospy to have a look at it...even better, see if you can speak with the lactation consultant (I find that some nurses in hospital aren't very knowledgable when it comes to lactation).

    Have a read of this:

    http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/mother/nipplebleb/


    Good luck, you are doing great.

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    Default New mum with blisters on nipples

    Thanks for the advice ladies I'm pleased to say that we've been given dozens of compliments by the nurses on how great he's feeding, so it looks like we're on the right track. My milk has come in now and while my nipples are very tender, it's manageable and I'm feeling fairly confident

    Oh and Lansinoh is my new best friend!

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