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Not sure I can carry on with breastfeeding

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PollyIndia Thu 25-Oct-12 08:18:05

It is getting more not less painful to the point that I cry each time we feed. I have had a multitude of advice on the latch but never seems to help. My nipples are cracked and bleeding and getting worse. I do not want to give up, but I am at my wits end. He is only 2 weeks old. I had mastitis last 2 days which didn't help. I a pumping the right today and will give him the milk in a bottle to give the nipple a break.

Could nipple shields be worth a try? This is worse than labour!!

ChestnutsRoastingonaWitchesTit Fri 23-Nov-12 12:17:37

Oops sorry, I skimmed the posts blush

Hope you and ds are well

PollyIndia Fri 23-Nov-12 15:12:53

I do have the wonder weeks book Seriouslysleepdeprived and think we could be on the 8 week leap as he was 2 weeks overdue and he has started making lots of new noises etc. He was much more cry-y than normal yesterday - he is a fairly chilled baby as long as I sling him before he hits being overtired! - but I calmed him down by 830 and then last night feeding was much better. Still uncomfortable vasospasm, but much less painful. I wonder if the osteopathy could have helped. It is the OCC i went to see, at their shoreditch clinic. They are fab.

So I am feeling optimistic today!

Chestnut, amazing you had such quick improvement. For me t has been 2 weeks since the snip and we are not there yet !!

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