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My new baby boy is only 5 days old, and I love bf'ing! He was born via c/s and I still don't really feel like I've had a baby. Which makes me even more grateful for my boobs. Because every time he nurses, I feel like I heal just a little bit from not being able to have a vaginal delivery. It helps me to really feel instinctively like he is my son. I know that I am the only person who can nourish him in the way he needs and that makes me feel like a mom even if I don't feel like I had a baby.<br><br>
The one hitch that we are working on is that I have fairly short nipples and it's hard for ds to latch on... so I'm using a nipple shield. Hopefully I'll be able to wean off of that soon.
 

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Congrats on your new baby!<br><br>
I also had some latch problems in the first couple of week with my first baby. Fortunately I didn't need nipple shields but nursing was uncomfortable until her mouth grew big enough to latch on properly.
 

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Aw, that's great! I'm glad nursing is helping you heal from the emotional trauma of your C-section. I hope the latch problem corrects itself very soon.
 

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Congratulations!! Welcome to the best parts of motherhood. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
We used shields at first too, but were able to ditch them after a while. I was sure grateful for them there at the beginning! (And I went to a LLL meeting and totally had nipple envy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> Mine never did get bigger, but they ended up "working" just fine.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">)
 
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