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one side or both at a feed?? confused...and really sore

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KMR281 Wed 16-Jan-13 14:24:40

hi, ds3 is one week old today, have very sore nipples, but hoping that will pass with time (butnot too much time, as REALLY hurts). anyway, midwife has advised to offer both boobs at one feed, so feed on one side, burp him, then offer other side. Don't remember doing this for ds1 or ds2, and am not sure - what if most times he just falls aslepp, so only has one side, then sometimes has both? will this make milk production more difficult to settle down? Am still at the massively huge boob stage, and very sore, so trying rugby hold as well as across the body. But when he gets on (finally, after a bit of faffing, and crying) it is incredibly sore, think might be where he is gumming my areole?? any wise words on how to cope with the 2 boob thing (or could I just stick to one boob per feed? why is 2 boobs better than 1?), and sore boobs would be gratefully accepted. Manage more in day, but thru the night when it feelslike constant feeding, it is hard. TIA.

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 17-Jan-13 13:17:59

My dd did he breast compressions herself once she could reach smile

Have a look here. Think Dr Jack Newman might have some vids on youtube too if you want a more visual guide.

thesnowmanrocks Thu 17-Jan-13 13:31:23

Thankyou so much with helpfull advice shall have a look!

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 17-Jan-13 14:11:57


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