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Old 07-26-2007, 01:18 AM - Thread Starter
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Adalina Marie
7/22/07 10:46 am
7 lb 6 oz
20 in

She's beautiful (but of course I'm bias) and I promise to have pics up soon. She's a little jaundiced so we have to go back to the doc tomorrow. Breastfeeding isn't going as great as I would like. My nipples are cracked and sore. I've talked to a lactation consultant and her latch is good??? I'm going to a different one tomorrow, and hope to get some better info.
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Old 07-26-2007, 11:01 AM
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Congrats on your baby girl.
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Congratulations to you!!

My nipples were SOOO sore this time (and he is my 3rd!). I even told dh lots of times that I could see why some women give up... it was not easy to get through.
Of course now he is a pro and there is no soreness.
I just kept the lanolin on at all times!
And I tried to not tense up.

Remember, she has never ever nursed before and you have never nursed her before. It will take a while for everyone to get the hang of it- and that's okay.

Mama to my own amazing children..student midwife..home birth activist..and gestational surrogate-twin boys weighing 7lbs3oz & 8lbs4oz...vaginal, unmedicated forced induction @ 38w5d
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Welcome Adalina Marie!

Sorry to hear about the rough start nursing! It WILL get better. A LC at my hospital recommended putting tea bags on my nipples when they were sore. We steeped them in nice and warm water, wrung them out a little and put them on with a breast pad. Don't ask me why, but it really worked! I did that a few times and also used lanolin for a few days. Hope you get some help from the new LC>

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