Its day two of nursing, and this is my third time around so I'm pretty positive that our latch is good - but my nipples are feeling sore. Its not so bad once she is on and nursing, but when she first latches it makes me wince a bit. I don't remember this happening the second time with my daughter, and I'm wondering if anyone else experienced soreness the first week or if its probably something else (thrush? bad latch?)
I've breastfed 8 (plus my friend's baby cause she left her with me and the dingbat forgot to leave formula), and I'll be bf'ing this one too :) It's not likely bad latch or thrush or any other such thing ;) I'm an experienced breastfeeder and I can say I have had this happen, with several of my babies so it's not you OR your LO. It just happens.
My best advice to you and any other mom here having this issue is to have Lansinoh on hand before birth. Use this sparingly (as in a little at a time to prevent sticking to things), as it is super thick and will cause your breasts to stick to your bra or any material touching you. Use just a drop size on your finger and rub it in good. Not just on your nipple, but areola as well. It will cut out most of the pain and it also helps stop itching on your breast.
It is safe to use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
Good luck mama!! Congrats to you and all the other moms!!
This happened with my son for the first several weeks. It was pins and needles the first 10-15 seconds and then all good. When I told my midwife about it, she said the baby wasn't latching on deep enough to begin with. She said that is why the pain went away after the baby worked it's way further up. So, she said to make sure I bring the baby to the breast and not your breast down to the baby. She also said to make sure the baby's mouth is pretty wide open before latching on.
not sure if this is the same scenario with you, but thought I would share.
I'm now 18 days in and I'm still in soooooooo much pain. It's not thrush and I don't think it's a bad latch. I don't know what's going on or how much more I can take. I'm toying with pumping and bottle feeding but if this is just my nipples breaking in, I fear a break will make things worse. My nipples are SO red and chapped and hurt even when I'm not nursing. I've tried lanolin and cabbage and neither have helped. HELP! I didn't have ANY of this with DD.
I'm getting the first 10 second of pain and then it goes away feeling as well- and also when he's over excited or over hungry, it tends to hurt for longer. The lanolin DEFINITELY helped a ton.
I did have another question though- Vitamin D supplements? Does he need them? Has anyone used them? The pediatrician recommended them today, but I hate to give money to enfamil and to add something if it's not necessary.... anyone have any stories? Ideas? Opinions? (Hah).