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do i need Lansinoh?

post #1 of 8
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Anybody BTDT that cacn help? My 20 montht old still nurses. Usually between 1-3 times per day. Some days more. She hass been nursed since birth. So with the new baby due any day now, I'm wondering if I'll need the Lansinoh like I did in the beginning with her. Will my nipples get sore with the more constant sucking and the stronger newborn suck? Or are they tough enough from nursing this long that they'll be okay. My hospital will give me some samples, but I'm wondering if I need to get a tube for home. Any experience? Thanks!
post #2 of 8
not a BTDT... i'm in the same boat as you. 20m dd still nurses and i feel like my nipples are tough... but they aren't being sucked on every 2 hours for 30 minutes or so either. plus a toddler nursing... ?!?!? all i can think is ouch.
i'm getting some for sure.
post #3 of 8
oh i'm so glad you posted this...forgot all about it...adding it to my shopping list...
post #4 of 8
Nipple soreness with a newborn is 99% of the time caused by improper latch or position. I know some mothers have tenderness in the first week or so, but I think it's more common with first time mothers, and even then not everyone experiences it. At any rate, tenderness and pain are two different things. If you experience pain, call your LC or LLL Leader right away!
post #5 of 8
For me, yes there was still the sore nipples with each newborn nursling. My nipples were use to the toddler latch and not the newborn latch. Even with "perfect latch" that can still be some "discomfort" (okay I thought it hurt!! ) for several weeks and then suddenly you realize... hey I didn't wince with pain that time... how long has that been going on???

I highly recommend a set of wool nursing pads too. I had several clogged ducts in the early months with DD (baby#1) but haven't has a single one since I switched to using the wool pads. They are so soothing on irritated nipples too.
post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by mum2tori

I highly recommend a set of wool nursing pads too. I had several clogged ducts in the early months with DD (baby#1) but haven't has a single one since I switched to using the wool pads. They are so soothing on irritated nipples too.
Ooh! Great idea. The wool should have some natural lanolin built in! Going to remember that one. Although I'm so hopeful to NOT have soreness this time. #1 was perfect, and #2 had a VERY thick, tight upper frenulum (not the common lower one) that kept her from keeping a good latch. It never interfered with milk transfer as it can in some babies and the cracked/bleeding : stopped by day seven so I never did anything about it. It was so bad that her upper gum pad was split by the frenulum and when her teeth came in it was between the two front teeth. I say 'was' because last week she had a nasty collision with my sil's coffee table and let's just say took care of the frenulum issue. So here's hoping it won't interfere with teeth development later. So obviously, I'm hoping for a repeat with #1. The cracked/bleeding nipples was worse than natural childbirth, I kid you not!!!!
post #7 of 8
I still had sore nipples when I was tandeming, but not as much as the first baby. They are just nursing so much MORE that it takes a few days, but I don't think I needed lanolin.

In fact, I didn't even need it the 3rd time when I wasn't tandeming. I really just needed it that first time, yow! Flat nipples plus nipple confusion equals bloody pain.
post #8 of 8
I haven't tandem nursed or nursed through a pregnancy but I will say that I *love* lansinoh, it's great for diaper rash too, so it couldn't hurt to have some on hand, just in case.
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