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Updated: 2018-04-17T11:48:13.009-05:00

 



The first time I saw scabs on my nipples I was DON...

2008-07-05T08:30:00.000-05:00

The first time I saw scabs on my nipples I was DONE. That was with my first child.

With my second, he never could latch on right so I pumped. He still got the milk and I got no pain.



I don't know why places like LLL continue to spew ...

2008-06-19T15:54:00.000-05:00

I don't know why places like LLL continue to spew how bf'ing doesn't it.

It frackin' does!

I've known a lot of nursing moms and we've all gone through that painful stage at the beginning. It happened with both of my boys, and my second was a perfect nurser. It just happens and it sucks those bf advocate places don't acknowledge it.



Oh man, I have no advice whatsoever, but my entire...

2008-06-18T20:00:00.000-05:00

Oh man, I have no advice whatsoever, but my entire sympathies to you.

Do you read 'Her Bad Mother'? She did a great post about this; http://badladies.blogspot.com/2008/06/boobityville-horror.html. The fact that it's called Bobbityville Horror is so awesome. She's fearless to share the pain and the good. And today she wrote an update, sort of, saying that it's going betterish. If it doesn't help in the practical sense, at least you know that you aren't alone!



I know what you mean. The only one of mine that n...

2008-06-16T16:42:00.000-05:00

I know what you mean. The only one of mine that nursed without pain to me was my first, who I nursed until she got teeth at 6 months. My second I nursed for four months, and it never stopped hurting. My third I barely nursed at all, after rushing her to the ER at five days old for spitting up BLOOD. Turned out it was MY BLOOD. My fourth was nursed for a very short time as well, and it hurt every time.



Oh sweetie. I nursed my first until she weaned he...

2008-06-14T20:00:00.000-05:00

Oh sweetie. I nursed my first until she weaned herself. Not a problem, no soreness. It was a dream! But numbers 2 and 3 were nightmares. Both I ended up having to give up because of the pain at 8 weeks. All kids are different and it doesn't matter if it is your first or 11th. See if you can get some help babe, nothing worse than dreading feeding time.



Oh, you! So sorry, the repetitive pain of it all m...

2008-06-14T16:03:00.000-05:00

Oh, you! So sorry, the repetitive pain of it all makes childbirth pale by comparison. I am at the six week mark and went through the same excruciating bleeding and pain as with my first 2 daughters. It did stop sooner (3 weeks ago), but honestly, the whole perfect latch, we've never achieved it as per the LC's. I think if you can bite those pillows long enough, it will start to get better. Lansinoh really did help the bleeding for me this time...

Good Luck!



What Cooler Doula said...the Triple Nipple Cream i...

2008-06-13T20:03:00.000-05:00

What Cooler Doula said...the Triple Nipple Cream is awesome. It saved my sanity. The good news is her mouth will get bigger really really soon. And I second her thoughts on the cabbage. It's meant for severe engorgement and not nipple trauma.

Another thing you may be able to try is the nipple sandwich technique, where you quite literally squeeze your areola to make it more like the shape of baby's mouth prior to latch. LC's compare it to squeezing down a big sandwich to make it fit into our own mouths better. It might get more boob in her mouth, as opposed to her getting mostly nipple.

It'll get better, I swear. But I know, the meantime blows. I can't say enough about the triple nipple cream. Dr. Jack Newman created it, and I adore him forever because of it.



Ouch! Yeah, I don't think I know anyone who didn'...

2008-06-13T14:03:00.000-05:00

Ouch! Yeah, I don't think I know anyone who didn't find it uncomfortable at the very least at some point. I know that one of my friends had to soak her nipples in room temperature water first to loosen up the scabs and allow the milk to start following in the water (after a few squeezes). It made her feel much better and her baby was able to nurse better. Hence the cycle of pain and scabbing was broken. This is definitely the strangest comment I've ever left a blogger! I know there are a ton of LCs. I met with one at my house from the hospital who was very helpful.



(((((hugs))))))Cabbage leaves really helped with m...

2008-06-13T12:59:00.000-05:00

(((((hugs))))))

Cabbage leaves really helped with my swollen breasts.



Breastfeeding hurt me, too - I really and truly wa...

2008-06-13T08:40:00.000-05:00

Breastfeeding hurt me, too - I really and truly was expecting that it wouldn't with the second baby, but here we are.

Two months in and everything's fine - but that first three weeks I would have rather stuck my nips in a rat trap than in that tiny rosebud mouth.

Hang in, try Lansinoh on the nips, be well.



Ok, seriously, triple nipple ointment is the CURE....

2008-06-13T06:13:00.000-05:00

Ok, seriously, triple nipple ointment is the CURE. Loved it! Helped heal those cracked blistery bloody nips, not within minutes unfortunately, but this stuff is awesome!! Get it. Now. Seriously.

And soothies, they're from heaven.



Ouch...I'm so sorry to hear that. My nipples bled ...

2008-06-13T05:00:00.000-05:00

Ouch...I'm so sorry to hear that. My nipples bled too when it was my first time to breastfeed my baby.

I can feel your pain and I understand how painful it is. It's such a mystery right? Why should it be so painful?



Oh Mrs Chicky. I am sending positive thoughts towa...

2008-06-12T20:35:00.000-05:00

Oh Mrs Chicky. I am sending positive thoughts towards your nipples right now.



I'm going to try to nurse this time. It hurt so ba...

2008-06-12T19:35:00.000-05:00

I'm going to try to nurse this time. It hurt so bad the first time I gave up.



Is it possible you have thrush?I suffered from bot...

2008-06-12T19:10:00.000-05:00

Is it possible you have thrush?

I suffered from both thrush and eczema for the full 11 months I breastfed my daughter - in complete P.A.I.N. - with no diagnosis from the docs. They don't know everything. F.Y.I. both thrush and nipple eczema can be invisible therefore difficult to diagnose. Complete nightmare situation.



Oh Mrs C....I am so sorry you are in pain. That so...

2008-06-12T13:48:00.000-05:00

Oh Mrs C....

I am so sorry you are in pain. That sounds just awful.I have never experienced the horrors of breastfeeding, as I bottle fed my three. Hey, what can I say? I was a wimp *LOL*

But, I was a nurse for many years (infants) and we used to recommend a cream called "bag balm"...farmers used to use it on their cows for similar problems. I know....ewwww...but the new Moms who tried it swore it worked.



Childbirth is natural, but that's no picnic either...

2008-06-12T07:24:00.000-05:00

Childbirth is natural, but that's no picnic either. ;)

I know your pain, and the only comfort I can offer is that it does eventually pass. Not nearly soon enough, though.



OH! Do I remember those days---that whole 'it sho...

2008-06-11T20:02:00.000-05:00

OH! Do I remember those days---that whole 'it shouldn't hurt' speech made me want to scream. I'm not sure if this is an old wives' tale, but someone told me that it tends to hurt more if you have fairer skin. Maybe we're just more delicate? Hang in there!



I didn't breastfeed my first baby long enough to g...

2008-06-11T20:00:00.000-05:00

I didn't breastfeed my first baby long enough to get bloody nipples, but a friend of mine warned me that it could happen. She gave me some Kendall Wound Dressings just in case. She said they worked like a charm on the cracked nipples.

I plan to breastfeed the next one longer. I'll keep this post in mind.

Good luck!!!



I have no advice, as breastfeeding turned out not ...

2008-06-11T16:57:00.000-05:00

I have no advice, as breastfeeding turned out not to be an option the first time around. I pumped to supplement the formula, got just enough out to help bump up immunity, for a few months. Went so well, I did it for my second that way, too.

I hope it gets easier for both of you quickly!



Hi- I just found your blog and this post hit the s...

2008-06-11T15:34:00.000-05:00

Hi-
I just found your blog and this post hit the spot! I "sort of" breastfed my first and am currently breastfeeding our second child. I don't remember the pain with the first, but boy do I remember how bad it hurt with our second. It hurt for 2 weeks and 1 day. My husband thinks it's funny that I remember it to the date. Trust me-it hurt so bad I will never forget it!

Do you know if baby has a high palette? I know that can contribute to the pain. Hope it gets better! Good luck!



I have no advice - just oh so much empathy. I hope...

2008-06-11T15:04:00.000-05:00

I have no advice - just oh so much empathy. I hope it gets better soon.



Oh boy. Any chance you have a health unit down th...

2008-06-11T13:28:00.000-05:00

Oh boy. Any chance you have a health unit down there that will send out a lactation consultant to help you? If not, it might be worth it to hire one to help out. I'm only 7 mos preggo with our first so I'm no expert but have had friends who said having someone come and help with feeding times at home made all the difference in the world for them.

And since I read you through bloglines I don't think I've formally said how beautiful your little one is and how thrilled I am for you all. I'm sure Chicky will be an awesome big sister. :)



Oh sweetie, I'm so sorry!! I hope you won't send ...

2008-06-11T13:21:00.000-05:00

Oh sweetie, I'm so sorry!! I hope you won't send me (as LLL Leader) pix of your nipples, but keep sticking to it! Don't be afraid to contact them for help with latch or other problems, either. We really can help!

Yes, breastfeeding is natural but for every baby it's a learning process, too. Babies are born knowing how to suck, not how to nurse. And each mom is on that same learning curve because it's a new baby.

I've heard that Soothies Gel Pads are a lifesaver! http://www.birthandbeyond.com/soothies.html

Hang in there!!



Great question! If you get the answer let us know...

2008-06-11T12:39:00.000-05:00

Great question! If you get the answer let us know.

Breastfeeding was torture! And it is NOT more convenient than bottle feeding because you really can't just whip it out and feed your baby whenever, where ever she gets hungry. But for the cracked, bleeding nipples the Triple Nipple Cream was my life saver. Really, have your OB call in a script for the miracle stuff ASAP.