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<p>This is my 3rd BF baby, and he is 2 days old. I am having the same old problems I had with the first two as newborns: my nipples are flat or inverted, and the first few weeks of nursing are quite painful as my nipples are drawn out. Fortunately, he is not showing signs of trouble latching or refusal to latch that I had with the first two. As far as I can tell, his latch is good, and he seems to be getting plenty of milk. But I am sore - the first minute or two of nursing is quite painful, then it gets better. Just walking around, my nipples are feeling sore. I just tried to lie down in bed, and just the pressure on them is quite painful. So if I put ice packs on them a few times a day, will that hurt my milk at all? Any other suggestions to ease the pain for now?</p>
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<p>Jen</p>
 

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<p>Lansinoh (lanolin) really helped me.  <img alt="hug.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com//images/smilies/hug.gif"> You're right - it will get better!  Hang int here, those first few weeks can be rough.</p>
 

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<p> hot, moist washcloths against the nipples a few times a day worked miracles for me. I read that it works better than cold and it seemed like a more comfortable option.</p>
 
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