Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Northampton, MA
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My babes are now just about 3 weeks old (!!!!!), and my nipples are still hurting. I always make sure that their lower lips are out, and that their chins and noses are touching my breasts. They are getting a lot of milk (I think--lots of wet and poopy dipes and they are getting quite chubby), but I still feel like they must be latching on wrong since my nipples are hurting. Also, this morning I woke up with a clogged duct, which I assume is from an incorrect latch as well. Is there anyway to know if they're latched on right? I have the most pain when I nurse them together in the double football position. I think it's because I can't support my breasts well enough with only two hands. . .
Any suggestions/help greatly appreciated. I'm going to try and go see the Lactation consultant tomorrow, but our car is broken, so we'll see if it happens.
Mindfully mothering SIX kids (ages 5, 6, 8, 9, 11 & 11) in a small house with a lot of love.