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    It does get better Hoots. I found that expressing for the night time feeds work better she has a longer sleep. Feed her a bottle around 12am and another at 3am. Feed from the breast during the day. Your nipples get use to it. I was giving up but my friend said it gets easier and it does.

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    Yup, breast feeding is tough... No matter what they say, it DOES hurt for a start, and, if you want to continue, you really just have to push past the pain until your nipples get used to it. If you are having trouble, I recommend going to a breast feeding clinic (I think most of the hospitals have one) for help ASAP... I went with DD, and the lady patiently helped me to get her attached properly, and offered some really useful advice.

    good luck, but also, I think it's important to remember, that if you do decide to switch to formula, your bubs will be fine .

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    Thanks everyone, I spent some time with my midwife today having her help me. I feel a lot more comfortable now and have managed to get him to latch by myself. I think I just needed a confidence boost (it's been a rough few days lol)
    William is feeding quite nicely now and is a lot more alert and vocal.
    I must say he is more at ease with his daddy though - they have most definitely bonded
    Good luck to the next batch of mummas - I wouldn't have life any other way!!!

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    We'll done Hoots! I must admit when I hear how many people find BF difficult to establish I am amazed that anyone persists. I felt lucky that BF was easy for me, but problems are emerging now - seems my abundant supply is giving DS tummy aches Awful to think I am the cause of his distress....

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    Ah it sounds so amazing to be a mum I really can't wait. You ladies sound like your having an amazing time.

    Trying everything in the book to get things ready for labour, as I am completely OVER it!!! I now have swollen ankles and carpel tunnel is driving me mental. On the up I guess it means I'm very close.

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    Not long now lyndsay!

    Little sunflowers - anything happening yet?

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    Sunshinebell how are you and your LO?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twocam View Post
    We'll done Hoots! I must admit when I hear how many people find BF difficult to establish I am amazed that anyone persists. I felt lucky that BF was easy for me, but problems are emerging now - seems my abundant supply is giving DS tummy aches Awful to think I am the cause of his distress....
    I may have jumped the gun a bit early lol since my last post I haven't been able to get him to latch! I'm thinking of trying expressing milk for feeds as he is ripping my nipples apart

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    Congrats Hoots! Sorry to hear you are having a hard time bf, maybe try a nipple guard?? I've been told it can help.

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    Nipples are sensitive at first so they need toughening up that's why it's good to try without a nipple guard first but found the Avent nipple guards brilliant to ease some of the pain at the start of the feed then took them off - didn't know they existed till the MW gave them to me.


 

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