I was in tremendous pain with both babies. But apparently I have flat nipples, (not inverted, just not protruding) and with my last baby the LC told me no matter how hard I tried I'd forever need nipple shields etc . I tried until I was bruised bleeding
Sent from my GT-S7500T using The Bub Hub mobile app
+ Reply to Thread
Results 21 to 30 of 33
11-09-2014 20:31 #21
11-09-2014 20:33 #22
Ties are so frustrating with some medicos refusing to acknowledge they are there and /or causing a problem! Are you able to speak to your GP in advance about the problems you had last time? He/she might be willing to brush up their knowledge and support you better this time, including referrals for revisions to lip ties if needed.
The Following User Says Thank You to Atropos For This Useful Post:
11-09-2014 20:37 #23
False! I hate the blame on the mother - 'you did it wrong' or 'you didnt know what you were doing'. Sometimes the mum does everything right & the freaking baby is the one 'doing it wrong'. I spent hours with lc's & no one was able to get my stubborn baby to latch properly. I maintain it was her fault, not mine
Delirium - look into the 'avent nipplette' if youre interested, i used to put it in 30 mins before a feed to draw out the nipple. Nipple shields are sized on the circumference of your nipple - so if you wear one too small, the whole nipple wont be drawn into it, just part of the nipple, and it will be painful. Too large & the nipple & some of the areola will be drawn in too - you want it to just fit thr nipple. Id recommend a couple of sizes in the hospital bag so youre able to change it if needed. Good luck, i never coild have bf without nipple shields, a lot of people discourage their use, but hey, if they work, why not!
The Following User Says Thank You to cheeeeesecake For This Useful Post:
11-09-2014 20:56 #24
Thanks for the great advice. I think I might buy a small and medium, but suspect I'll need the small.
It's the pain that's scaring me. It was worse than my c/s pain with DD.... but then I believe I had undiagnosed nipple thrush. Ahhh hindsight huh. I have so much more knowledge this time around. I'm going to give it a good shot and aim for 1 week time frames at a time then keep extending if I can. If it doesn't work, I'm more than fine with that too.
Last edited by delirium; 11-09-2014 at 20:58.
11-09-2014 20:57 #25Junior Member
- Join Date
- Jun 2013
I had a toe curling let down. Apparently it was quite common according to my lc and could last several months. It settled down about the 6 week mark. I did have issues with attachment for the first couple of weeks and it did a lot of damage to my nipples.
11-09-2014 21:05 #26
11-09-2014 21:46 #27
So I'm thinking the Medela shields are the go. They have great reviews and are meant to be perfect for flat nipples, poor attachment and pain, all of which I get.
12-09-2014 05:47 #28
The Following User Says Thank You to Busy-Bee For This Useful Post:
12-09-2014 06:05 #29Senior Member
- Join Date
- Dec 2013
I has difficulty thr first few days when I started feeding my 3 week old dd..turns out I'd latched her incorrectly but also had sensitive nipples which didn't help matters. Took us a few says of expressing and a no nonsense midwife who actually knew what she was doing to help me. I'd had rubbish advice from midwives the one day I was in hospital. They were grabbing hey and shoving her on my boobs which did not help at all.
I still get the wincing pain when I first latch her but there is also a lingering level of slight discomfort during each feed which I think is to be expected with breastfeeding.
I think each woman has a different understanding of pain and sensitivity..imo it's irresponsible for health professionals to tout the line of if it hurts is essentially you doing something wrong. If you're in toe curling agony then yes, something isn't right but this doesn't equal bad technique.
12-09-2014 07:02 #30
With dd it didn't hurt at all. With ds it hurt for the first few weeks but he still fed fine and gained weight and I didn't have any cracked n etc, just felt painful.
By fluffykitty in forum Pregnancy & Birth General ChatReplies: 1Last Post: 24-02-2014, 11:21
By Zanne in forum Postnatal & General Women's Health ChatReplies: 4Last Post: 04-11-2013, 11:48
By fluffykitty in forum Pregnancy & Birth General ChatReplies: 0Last Post: 28-10-2013, 17:11
ProSwimProSwim runs learn to swim classes for babies, children and adults. Our indoor centre in Plympton Park has lessons all ...
LATESTToilet training: when is the best time to start?Why it is OK for your child to be differentWhat is a blessing way? How is it different to a baby shower?
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Happiness thread.General Chat
Egg Donation in Greece #5Egg Donation
Food supplements for kidsGeneral Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
Miracle March TTC and Testing ChatConception & Fertility General Chat
IVF/ICSI/FET/due group March/April/May/June #3When are you due?
ConfusedConception & Fertility General Chat
Sperm donor needed in BrisbaneNon-IVF fertility assistance
IVF babies due Sep/Oct/Nov 2017pregnancy and babies through IVF