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Do you have any suggestions, recommendations for my friend? She just had a baby 5 days ago, via c-section, and wants very much to succeed at nursing her babe! TIA! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">First of all - Baby is already nursing better than DS1 did which is awesome. I was worried with her being so little (5'7'). She nurses most sessions using a nipple shield on my right breast. My left breast is bigger and the nipple tends to stay totally flat. Yesterday it was totally engorged but with pumping it came down. But even with the pumping to bring the nipple out (suggested by the LC for 2 minutes or so before nursing), it brings the nipple out some but she still won't latch that side. She is latching on the right and I don't mind the nipple shield. We can wean from that later. So what else can I try? Any advice?<br><br>
Also - I don't "feel" a let down. Is this normal? I obviously have milk and all but I just wondered about this.<br><br>
I did email the LC but wanted some feedback from others while I waited to hear from her.</td>
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I don't have any specific suggestions for the flat nipple problem other than pumping like she's already doing, but the lack of "feeling" a let-down is totally normal. Some women never feel it at all. As long as she can hear the baby swallowing regularly, the milk is flowing just fine! Tell her good luck and that she can do it!
 
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