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Old 11-14-2011, 03:23 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi Ladies,

 

I may be getting ahead of myself since I am 38 weeks pregnant and baby isn't here, but since BF is extremely important to me I figured I would throw this out there in case anyone has advice to give me. 

 

I am currently a 34 DDD (F cup) and my areolas are quite big now about 4" tall by 3" wide.

 

I am worried the size of my breast and areolas will possibly make it difficult for my lo to nurse. 

 

I don't have flat or inverted nipples which is a definite positive, but I just wanted to see if experienced ladies with larger breasts and areolas had any advice for me.

 

Thank you in advance!

 

 


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Old 11-14-2011, 04:40 PM
 
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It shouldn't be a problem. You may need to support your breast in some feeding positions while the baby is little to stop the weight of it pulling it out of your babe's mouth. If you need to you can do it with your hand or tuck a rolled-up face washer under your breast. 

 

You will probably have more areola visible when the baby is attached than someone who has smaller areoli but that's not a problem; if it feels comfortable then it's probably a good position.

 

I am a 32H and I haven't had any size-related problems with feeding.

 

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Old 11-16-2011, 12:09 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Thank you for the feedback! That is definitely comforting to know! And I will remember the wash cloth tip!


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